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Payment Processing News Merchants Need to Know About

October 5, 2017 6:10 pm Published by

As we gear up for another exciting week of processing payments for our favorite merchants, we’re here to share the latest industry news. Here’s some of the most important reads you need to know about in the world of credit card processing and merchant services! Enjoy!

How banks are keeping up with Venmo in attracting millennials

When it comes to attracting millennials, banks are working to come up with solutions that compete with the popular P2P platform Venmo. Zelle was introduced in 2016 as the big banks’ answer to P2P mobile payments, and so far, 30 financial institutions have adopted it. Read the full article to discover what big banks are doing well when it comes to P2P payments, and where they still need to improve.

Study: Consumers not keen on facial ID for payments

The upcoming iPhone X will feature facial recognition for payments, but it turns out that consumers are not keen on the idea. A new survey by Juniper Research has found that more than 40 percent of iOS users in the U.S. consider themselves unlikely to use facial recognition as a payment security technology, according to a press release. Read the full article here.

Overstock Shares Soar On Cryptocurrency Trading Announcement

The market reacted favorably to the news that Overstock’s subsidiary tZero is joining the business of trading digital coins. The 23.5% leap took its stock price to its highest point since January 2014, moving its annual increase to 65% on the whole. Read the full article here.

Aliant Payment Systems in the News

It’s been an exciting few weeks here at Aliant! We recently announced our partnership with BitPay, making us one of the first payment processing companies to offer merchants the ability to accept payments in bitcoin. Since then, we’ve been excitedly getting our merchants set up with Bitcoin capabilities, and we’ve seen lots of love from some of our favorite industry websites including Bitcoin.com, Digital Transactions, and Finance Magnates, to name a few. Read the full article here.

 

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Integrations That Work with Our Bitcoin Processing Platform

October 2, 2017 7:34 pm Published by

Aliant recently announced its partnership with BitPay, making us one of the first payment processing companies to offer merchants the ability to accept payments in bitcoin.

With over 40 integrations and counting, our bitcoin processing platform allows merchants to accept bitcoin anywhere they take payments. Our platform works seamlessly with dozens of popular e-commerce platforms and point-of-sale systems to make reliable, ready-to deploy integrations. Here’s a look at the platforms and systems we currently work with:

Integrated Solutions

Enjoy Integrated Solutions including Shopify, 3DCart, Blest, NATs, Foxycart, Prospercart, Lemonstand, Cydec, MPA3, E-GOV Link, and Bitmonet. The best part is that these integrated solutions work out of the box- no development required! Our friendly team members can help you simply connect your account and begin accepting bitcoin payments.

Open Source Plugins

Aliant’s bitcoin processing platform develops and maintains plugins for many popular open-source eCommerce solutions, including WHMCS, Magento, Ecwid, Gravity Forms, Membership Pro, OpenCart, OScommerce, PrestaShop, Drupal Commerce, Spree Commerce, Ubercart, Virtue Mart, Zen Cart, Xcart, WordPress Commerce, WooCommerce, and Commerce SEO.

Point of Sale

Aliant merchants can directly activate bitcoin payments on the following traditional and tablet-based point-of-sale systems: Ingenico, NCR Silver, Soft Touch, VisualTouch, DC POS, and New West Technologies.

Billing & Accounting

Offer your customers bitcoin as a payment option on your billing and accounting platforms including NetSuite, Intuit PayByCoin, Paydici, Host Bill, and Invoice Ninja.

Donations

Enable bitcoin donations through one of the following solutions: NationBuilder, NGPVan, or Targeted Victory.

Interested in learning how bitcoin payouts can work for your company? Click here to get started, or give us a call at 954-678-1072.

 

 

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Aliant Payment Systems in the News

October 2, 2017 7:15 pm Published by

It’s been an exciting few weeks here at Aliant! We recently announced our partnership with BitPay, making us one of the first payment processing companies to offer merchants the ability to accept payments in bitcoin.

Since then, we’ve been excitedly getting our merchants set up with Bitcoin capabilities, and we’ve seen lots of love from some of our favorite industry websites including Bitcoin.com, Digital Transactions, and Finance Magnates, to name a few. In case you missed them, here are some of the articles we were recently featured in:

Why Aliant Payment Systems Is Getting Set To Apply the ISO Model to Bitcoin Acceptance by Digital Transactions

For this article, Digital Transactions Editor-In-Chief John Stewart spoke with our founder and CEO, Eric Brown, to get this thoughts on the future of cryptocurrency payments. Eric is optimistic, and forecasts that Aliant will have anywhere from 300 to 400 merchants signed up for Bitcoin by the end of next year. To read the full article, click here.

Aliant Payment Systems Partners with BitPay to Process Bitcoin Payments by Finance Magnates

In addition to announcing Aliant’s partnership with BitPay, this article explains that with Bitcoin gaining popularity around the world, we are seeing more companies and merchants beginning to accept the cryptocurrency despite its recent volatility. It emphasizes that the payment processing industry has become a highly competitive space, and companies must innovate and offer new products to their merchants and customers. To read the full article, click here.

Aliant Payment Systems Partners with Bitpay, Bringing Bitcoin Mainstream by Bitcoin.com

This article explains how Aliant’s partnership with BitPay brings Bitcoin another step toward garnering more mainstream adoption, and it predicts that as a result of bitcoins’s growth, everyone will continue to see partnerships form between payment gateways and other bitcoin companies. To read the full article, click here.

Interested in learning how bitcoin payouts can work for your company? Click here to get started, or give us a call at 954-678-1072.

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Aliant Payment Systems Announces Strategic Relationship with BitPay

September 15, 2017 3:02 pm Published by

Aliant Payment Systems, a U.S. based provider of merchant services and credit card processing, announced today that it has entered a strategic processing relationship with BitPay, an Atlanta-based global bitcoin payments provider. This relationship makes Aliant one of the first payment processing companies to offer merchants the ability to accept payments in bitcoin.

Earlier this year, Aliant paired with Merchant e-Solutions to expand its client roster to include accounts with higher annual processing volumes, such as e-commerce, travel, and B2B companies. With these types of businesses being more likely to get hit by credit card fraud, they are attracted by the prospect of accepting bitcoin, as doing so reduces their risk.

“Aliant is looking to the future of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency, and we’re excited to bring a bitcoin solution to our clients,” said Aliant CEO Eric Brown. “We look forward to showing merchants what bitcoin can do for online payments and what BitPay is doing for businesses transferring value globally.”

“Merchants accepting high-value payments online need a secure, fraud-free way to receive value, and we believe bitcoin provides that way,” said BitPay CEO Stephen Pair. “We are proud to be working with a forward-looking company like Aliant to bring this payment option to more businesses.”

For more information, please contact Casey Kurlander at casey(at)aliantpayments.com.

About Aliant Payment Systems

Aliant Payment Systems is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based credit card processing and independent merchant services provider that has worked with businesses of all sizes for over 14 years. Aliant Payment Systems enables brick-and-mortar, e-commerce and mobile vendors nationwide to accept various payment forms, and it provides a complete line of credit card machines, ATMs and payment technology. To learn more about Aliant Payment Systems, please visit http://www.aliantpayments.com.

About BitPay

The first and most experienced company in bitcoin payments, BitPay builds powerful tools for accepting bitcoin, storing and spending bitcoin securely, or converting bitcoin to dollars.

The company has offices in North America, Europe, and South America and has raised over $32 million from top investors including Index Ventures, Founders Fund, and Sir Richard Branson. BitPay processes payments for industry giants in online commerce, from Microsoft to Valve and Newegg.com.

For more information on BitPay and what it’s doing in the world of bitcoin, visit www.bitpay.com or email media@bitpay.com

 

 

Aliant Payment Systems Announces Strategic Relationship with BitPay


Payment Processing News Merchants Need to Know About

September 13, 2017 7:19 pm Published by

As we begin another exciting week of processing payments for our favorite merchants, we’re here to share the latest industry news. Here’s some of the top stories you need to know about in the world of credit card processing and merchant services! Enjoy!

Overstock.com Now Accepts All Cryptocurrencies

Overstock’s customers now have the option of making a purchase by using any one of the cryptocurrencies available, including Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash and Bitcoin Cash. This move makes Overstock the first major retailer to accept multiple forms of digital currencies as payment. Read the full article here.

Face ID will work with Apple Pay, third-party apps

At its latest press conference, Apple revealed its next generation of on-device authentication when it comes to paying for things: You will now be able to buy goods using your new iPhone X, authenticating your identity with facial recognition. Read the full article here.

Venmo Launches Visa Debit Card Via Shift Financial

Venmo is inviting select users to participate in a beta program to test out a free debit card that is linked to their accounts. The participants will receive a free Venmo debit card that is attached to their Venmo account. Users can pay with the card in stores, online or as a mobile payment, and the money will be debited from their Venmo balance. Read the full article here.

Cryptocurrency Explained- What It Is, and How It Works

As many things in our world transition to becoming digital, so is our money. Terms like cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and Etherium have become major buzz words in the payments world, and they are the next evolution of money. Learn what cryptocurrency is, how it works, and how to get started with it. Read the full article here.

 

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Cryptocurrency vs. Traditional Money

September 12, 2017 7:59 am Published by

As money continues to become more digital, terms like cryptocurrency, digital currency, and Bitcoin have become major buzz words in the payments world. We recently took a look at what cryptocurrency is and how it works, and now we’re here to discuss how it differs from traditional payment forms including cash and credit and debit cards.

What Is Cryptocurrency?

Before we get into the benefits of cryptocurrency over traditional money, lets quickly review what it is. Cryptocurrency, also called digital currency, is a digital coin you can send online. Digital currency represents value that is not issued by a central bank or government, but is accepted by people and merchants as a means of payment for goods or services.

There are currently more than 900 cryptocurrencies available over the internet, and new cryptocurrency can be created any time.  Bitcoin, Ripple, Etherium, Litecoin, Peercoin, and Namecoin are some of today’s bigger players that you may have heard of.

Cryptocurrency vs. Traditional Money

What are the differences between cryptocurrency and traditional money? Let’s take a look at the many benefits of digital currency.

  • Digital currency affords users complete anonymity. Every time you swipe your credit or debit card, your personal information is attached, and businesses, banks and governments can use this data to track your activities. Cryptocurrency transactions carry no personal information (unless you add it yourself). This privacy also dramatically decreases the chances of identity theft.
  • Constant access to your accounts. Traditional accounts can be garnished or frozen, but since digital currency exists outside the regulations and laws that allow this to happen, it’s very rare to be unable to access your coins.
  • No fraud! Individual cryptocurrencies are digital and cannot be counterfeited or reversed arbitrarily by the sender, as with credit card charge-backs
  • Lower fees. Traditional banks charge fees to process transactions. With digital currency being exchanged over the internet, there are usually little or no transaction fees.
  • Access to everyone. There are around 2.2 billion people with access to the Internet or smartphones who don’t have access to a traditional exchange. For these people, the cryptocurrency is perfect. With this said, one in three Kenyans now own a bitcoin wallet, which is huge!

Aliant: Now Offering BitPay

Here at Aliant, we strive to provide the latest payments technology to help merchants run their businesses effectively. We’re proud to now offer BitPay, an automated payment processing system for the bitcoin currency. To learn more, contact us or call 888-638-6103.

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