Monthly Archives: September 2016

At the Intersection of P2P and Social

As Millennials lead the person-to-person transaction movement, more companies are launching P2P apps and blending social media with payments. By Christine Umbrell During the past several years, U.S. consumers—and young adults in particular—have been using . . .

Playing the Long Game

Early adoption of mobile payments has been slow, but industry innovations will speed momentum for consumer and merchant acceptance. By Ed McKinley The future may belong to mobile payments, but it is taking some time . . .

Japan Welcomes Bitcoin “Light Bulb Moment”

Japanese Bitcoin service firm Coincheck Denki (Electric) has announced a new service enabling residents of central Japan to pay their electricity bills using the buzz-worthy crypto-currency Bitcoin. Beginning this November, the users employing Bitcoin for . . .

Pay-by-Print: Coming Soon to Your PC

In the latest collaboration between payments companies and technology companies, ETA members Intel and PayPal are partnering with Lenovo and Synaptics to replace the need for on-line passwords with fingerprint identification. This biometric payments security . . .

ETA Hosts Office Warming Party at New Office

On September 21, the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) hosted our first office party in celebration of our new location at 1620 L St. NW, Suite 1020, in downtown D.C. The event was held after ETA’s . . .