By Payments News Editor On the Web:
Payments on Fire Podcast #17 – Aligning Bitcoin with B2B Remittances – PaymentsViews.com (George Peabody) – “In this Payments on Fire episode, Marwan Forzley, CEO of Align Commerce, talks with Glenbrook’s George Peabody about how his firm moves value for its SMB customers from the sender’s currency to the receiver’s over bitcoin rails.”
Interest in Bitcoin Grows on Wall Street – Wall St. Journal Moneybeat – “The interest is most evident on Wall Street, where there’s a sense that the bank-dominated, centralized pathways through which international finance passes are long overdue for the kind of Internet-driven cost savings that have affected other industries.”
Mobile Payment Startup MyCheck Raises $5M From Santander’s Innoventures Fund – TechCrunch – “Initially launched as a consumer app in 2011, MyCheck has since pivoted to more of a B2B model, offering a platform that enables mobile payments/loyalty for big restaurant chains (such as Busaba and Prezzo in the U.K. and Blockheads and Aroma in the U.S.) and the hospitality industry more generally.”
On the Wires:
TimesofMoney Announces Launch of ‘Movit’ – Talking about Movit, Avijit Nanda, Chief Executive Officer, TimesofMoney, says, “TimesofMoney has several success stories to its credit. We have engaged with international clients for Movit and in fact are in the process of deploying it in Africa currently. Since Movit’s primary delivery channel is the mobile phone, it gives a huge thrust to the financial inclusion agenda of governments in emerging economies of India, Asia & Africa where there is an ever-increasing mobile penetration.”
Powa Technologies and Merchant e-Solutions Partner to Support POS Application Developers’ Go-To-Market Strategies – “PowaPOS has a unique position in the tablet-based payments market right now. Its fully integrated hardware and universal OS support makes it particularly attractive to POS software developers and to us,” said Tom Bell, CEO, Merchant e-Solutions. “By partnering together, we’ll be able to provide developers with the best payments processing and hardware solutions on the market today.”
Glenbrook’s 2015 Payments Education Update!
Our payments education schedule for 2015 is now available. Our next spring Payments Boot Camp session is scheduled for New York City on April 14-15. We’re also holding a one-day Insight Workshop on April 16 following the New York Boot Camp on the topic of Faster Payments. On May 19-20, we will be holding a Payments Boot Camp in Menlo Park, California followed by a one-day Insight Workshop on May 21 on the topic of The New Point of Sale.
If you have questions about our payments education program, please contact Carol Coye Benson for more information.
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