Mt. Gox and Ripple founder Jed McCaleb has unveiled Stellar, his latest stab at a decentralised payment network and digital currency. Payments firm Stripe has backed the project to the tune of $3 million.
Online retailer Overstock is to explore the potential of using the technology behind bitcoin to create a decentralised exchange trading platform for corporate stocks issued as 'cryptosecurities'.
The US government has put out an alert warning retailers about a new family of malware, dubbed Backoff, targeting point-of-sale systems.
NAB's new chief Andrew Thorburn has acted quickly to turn around the Australian bank's flagging tech transformation project, replacing enterprise services head Lisa Gray with Renee Roberts, former chief risk officer of NAB-owned Bank of New Zealand.
After a 15 year slog, the Single euro payments area (Sepa) hits a major milestone today with the full implementation for credit transfers and direct debits in the euro area.
Finextra talks to David Watson, global head of client access products for Deutsche Bank's global transaction banking business, about how the giant German bank is remodelling its technology platform to address the needs of a younger generation of digitally-savvy corporate treasury managers.
The UK Payments Council's chief executive, Adrian Kamellard, is quitting the bank-run organisation as it prepares to "refocus" ahead of the introduction of a new payments regulator.
Wetspac has appointed Dave Curran, the architect of neighbouring Commonwealth Bank's core banking transformation project, as its new chief information officer.
FX risk reduction utility CLS has hired Tom Zschach as its new chief information officer, taking over the reins from former incumbent Sankar Aiyar, who unexpectedly quit the unit in March, midway through a major IT upgrade.
Exchange operator CME Group has agreed a deal to buy the Trayport and Fenics trading technology units from GFI Group in a deal worth around $655 million.
Square has unveiled plans to launch a chip and signature version of its mPOS dongle as it prepares for America's upcoming switch to EMV.
US Bank is testing a new app which lets fans of the Minnesota Twins baseball team apply for a payments card by snapping a photo of their driver's license.
A marketing campaign in which Canada's TD Bank turned its ATMs into 'Automated Thanking Machines' that distributed gifts to customers has proved a viral hit, racking up more than two million YouTube views in less than a week.
Google won't launch a traditional bank because of the associated costs and regulation, but these hurdles won't stop the firm from redefining the future of financial services, according to a new Forrester report.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has teamed up with six Wall Street banks to launch Clarient Entity Hub, a client data and documentation utility.
More than half of Brits want their banks to integrate fingerprint biometric authentication technology into their digital services, according to a survey.
Japanese gamers can now buy the latest titles on Nintendo's eShop by tapping their contactless payment cards against their Wii U controllers.
PayPal is bringing its Start Tank programme to the UK, inviting the country's tech startups to apply for one of five chances to win a six month stint at its London offices.
Anthemis Group's Udayan Goyal has teamed up with private equity veteran Matteo Stefanel in a bid to raise $250 million for a growth fund targeting fintech startups in the developing world. Finextra spoke to Goyal about the fund.
Shoppers in the Netherlands can now use their PayPal accounts to order ahead and pay for goods and services at 1500 high street locations through a partnership with Rabobank-backed MyOrder
A team of Australian geeks have rigged up an ATM to play popular shoot-'em-up action game Doom.
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