Bitcoin Foundation's Jim Harper
Jim Harper, global policy counsel at the Bitcoin Foundation, wants the trade group's new lobbying firm, Thorsen French Advocacy to model their government relations work to his efforts in introducing Capitol Hill to PayPal in the early 2000s.
In Ireland, credit unions are speeding up the launch of their electronic payment alternatives and working with Visa and MasterCard to offer debit cards to compete more aggressively with local banks.  more »
Merchants who have been quick to complain about the cost of accepting card payments at the point of sale haven't always calculated the true cost of accepting cash in comparison, a new Aite Group study says.  more »
7 Payment Innovations from Barclays
Barclays has experimented with a number of mobile, wearable and online payment systems in its quest to bring its payment offerings into the modern age. Through its tests and live deployments of new technology around the world, the London-based issuer has learned how to entice consumers to move beyond plastic cards.  read more »

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