CardWeb.com’s CardData financial database projects among the four top U.S. payment networks Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) will rise 9% to $1123 billion in the fourth quarter. So far this year all the payment networks are rising in PDV at a rate not seen since 2009.

MC Europe Q3/14

MasterCard’s (MC) Europe region Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) rose year-on-year (Y/Y) by 9.4% on a local currency basis in the third quarter (Q3/14) to US$238 billion. On a US dollar basis PDV was also up 9.2%, according to CardData. Based on PDV, the MC Europe is the second largest region for the network.

Trucoin & Bitcoin

Trucoin announced that customers in 26 states can now buy bitcoin using their Visa or MasterCards online, a partnership with BitPay to sponsor the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. Trucoin will be the preferred Bitcoin ATM provider at the St. Petersburg, FL event that will be broadcast to millions by ESPN.