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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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Nuvei To Acquire Mazooma for $56 Million and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/16/21

Payments provider Nuvei Corp. has agreed to acquire Mazooma Technical Services Inc., a payment-technology provider for sports betting, for $56 million plus additional consideration upon achievement of performance criteria.Payments fintech Mogo Inc. has closed on its acquisition of a nearly 20% interest in digital-asset trading platform Coinsquare Ltd.The Clipper app, introduced by Cubic Transportation Systems and San...

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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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Cardlytics Acquires Bridg and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/14/21

Cardlytics Inc., a specialist in deriving marketing data from payments flows, has agreed to acquire customer-data platform Bridg Inc. for $350 million.Pay Theory, a specialist in payments technology for school districts, is integrating its services with Abre.io, a provider of administration platforms for elementary and high schools.Airvet, a provider of digital payments and other services to veterinary hospitals, said it is working...

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Adyen Adds Afterpay Option and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/8/21

Payments provider Adyen NV said it is offering the buy now, pay later service from Afterpay Ltd. to its merchants in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.PayMaple LLC, a payments-technology provider specializing in automobile dealerships, said it has joined a partner program from CDK Global Inc., a commerce platform for the automotive industry.Payments provider Mogo Inc. said its card-issuing...