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Wal-Mart sues Visa

The swipe fee antitrust lawsuit that The Official Merchant Services Blog has been covering for a few years now has an update: Wal-Mart, accusing Visa of excessively high card swipe fees, is suing Visa for $5 billion. The action by Wal-Mart is being taken because Wal Mart opted out of the settlement of the class …

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Online Poker in Delaware

On Tuesday February 25, 2014 Nevada and Delaware lawmakers  signed a landmark agreement to join the states together in online poker ventures, potentially increasing payouts for residents who gamble online. The Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware established a legal framework for the first authorized interstate …

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Here Comes CoinSummit!

Today marks the start of CoinSummit San Francisco, a two-day event ”connecting virtual currency entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, hedge fund professionals and others who are looking to learn and network in the virtual currency industry.” CoinSummit will take place on March 25-26 2014 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.  Many in …

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The Doom of Mt. Gox

February was the month that the all seeing eye of the media turned its lidless gaze upon Bitcoin and the craggy peaks of Mt. Gox, the Japanese Bitcoin exchange site. Almost half a billion dollars went missing from Mt. Gox, the exchange was rocked, Bitcoin was scorched, and the site went bankrupt. The Official Merchant Services …

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VeriFone Solution For Unattended Payments

Merchants who want to offer convenience to customers by providing self-service options often struggle with the dilemma of receiving payments without being in the physical location of their customers. Unattended payment solutions offers merchant services to collect payments securely from customers. VeriFone UX Solutions For Merchant Services VeriFone recently launched UX Solutions for unattended payments. …

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Isis Mobile Wallet is Here

Isis Mobile Wallet Debuts Using NFC Technology A joint venture between AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile known as Isis Mobile Wallet has released a revolutionary mobile payments app that promises to change the way people pay for goods and services. The trio of mobile service providers are ecstatic to finally debut this mobile payment platform right …

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The iPhone and NFC issues

Apple’s Latest iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Lack NFC Support, Market Setback Expected The sphere of influence of the iPhone apparently extends into industries that develop products for mobile payments. Mobile credit card processing and various merchant services, including various point-of-sale applications, are also influenced by Apple’s decisions. The close relationship between these technologies is …

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