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Mastercard To Acquire Ekata and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/19/21

Mastercard Inc. said it will acquire Ekata, a digital identity services company, for $850 million. Ekata helps identify good customers and businesses and bad actors in real time, it said. Ekata, formerly the business-to-business unit of Whitepages Pro, spun off in 2019 and adopted the new name. The deal is expected to close in the next six months.Humbl Inc. announced it has launched the first version of its Humbl Pay mobile app,...

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Coinbase Stock Soars on Opening Day and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/15/21

On its first day of trading as a public company, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc. saw its stock finish at $328.28 per share after starting the day at $381 and rising as high as $429.54 on the Nasdaq. The day’s activity left Coinbase with a valuation of $85 billion on a diluted basis, making it the most valuable financial exchange in the country.Pineapple Payments said it is supporting eServices Technology, which...

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Square Debuts in Ireland and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/9/21

Square Inc. entered the acquiring market in Ireland with its Early Access Program, which offers small and medium-size merchants what the company calls exclusive access to Square technology. Square expects to launch its technology generally in Ireland later this year.Transact Holdings Inc., a specialist in payments technology for college campuses, said its encryption features comply with a new rule from Nacha that requires bank account...