Top tips for securing SoftPOS payments

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Digital payments have sky-rocketed in popularity as consumers have sought new, more hygienic ways to pay. SoftPOS payments offer numerous benefits to consumers and merchants alike.

Top tips for securing SoftPOS payments

Comprised of software solutions that run on Android Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) devices, they can enable digital payment acceptance in a cost-effective and simple way.

However, SoftPOS solutions must live up to the seamless, consistent and trusted experience provided by traditional payment terminals – writes Christian Damour, Pre-sales Manager – Security at Fime.

Security and confidence are part of this and fundamental to the ongoing adoption and success

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El Salvador rolls the dice

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I am not sure if this is a late April fool or even that it constitutes as news, but El Salvador just became the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender!

El Salvador rolls the dice – makes Bitcoin legal tender

Congress approved President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to embrace the cryptocurrency, with 62 out of 84 possible votes, lawmakers voted in favour of the move to create a law to adopt Bitcoin, despite concern about the potential impact on El Salvador’s program with the International Monetary Fund.

Bukele has long supported the use of Bitcoin

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Banque De France, Swiss National Bank and BIS enter CBDC trial

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The Banque de France, Swiss National Bank and the BIS Innovation Hub have announced they will trial a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Banque De France, Swiss National Bank and BIS enter CBDC trial

The trial aims to use the digital Swiss Franc and digital Euro to settle cross border trades for financial instruments such as stock or bonds on a blockchain.

Other participants in the Project Jura trial for cross border settlements are Accenture and its consortium of Credit Suisse, Natixis, R3, SIX Digital Exchange and UBS.

These participants are also part of Accenture’s consortium for wholesale

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Open Banking Readiness Index: An in-depth pan-European study

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We are delighted to offer you the chance to download the Open Banking Readiness Index: The Future of Open Banking in Europe, a new, ground-breaking study into the development of Open Banking in Europe.

Open Banking Readiness Index

Four years ago, the UK launched its Open Banking initiative, followed swiftly by the EU with its Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in January 2018.

Now we’ve joined forces with Mastercard, a global payments technology leader, to create the first in-depth study into how Open Banking is developing across ten major European markets.

Powered by our exclusive research and Mastercard’s global

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