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Bitcoin to Baht to Dollars to Doubloons

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bitcoin has seemingly displaced mobile technology as the innovation du jour in the payments industry, at least for the moment. Some major merchants are even beginning to support Bitcoin as payment for their goods, including Overstock.com and TigerDirect, helping to drive the crypto-currency into the mainstream consciousness. Bitcoin is even being compared to the rise of PayPal by a former PayPal executive in a recent article on TechCrunch, “Bitcoin Is The New PayPal,” which focuses on the risks of fraudsters attacking exchanges and the currency itself. Read more...

Targeted: Why the next 18 months will be hell for retailers

Posted on Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Think the recent data breaches at major retailers you’ve heard about in the news are isolated incidents? Think again. Read more...

Blindsided by Abandoned Shopping Carts?

Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014

You’ve done it. At some point you’ve filled your shopping cart online and are ready to check out. Then something happens. The transaction takes more time than expected, you get frustrated and abandon that online retailer altogether. Read more...

Death, Taxes, and for Retailers, the Holiday Hangover

Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

It is inevitable. We see it every year. Heck, we even warned you last year. Yet, just the thought of shoppers’ ever-increasing holiday spending blinds euphoric online retailers more than sugar-filled kids in line to meet Santa. Then, just as the sugar high wears down the kids, retailers face a mountain of chargebacks in the weeks following the holidays as they’ve left fraud prevention off their list once again. They’re feeling the effects of the Holiday Hangover. Read more...

A Year in Innovation and Accomplishment

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013

From our home state to abroad, we’ve been fortunate to be honored for both Kount’s innovative approach and the results we’ve delivered to our customers who rely on Kount to boost sales and beat fraud. Read more...

Not All Online Tracking is Bad

Posted on Friday, August 02, 2013

Lately we’ve seen a lot of news stories about the National Security Agency’s program for tracking phone records, Internet searches and Facebook pages. Politicians on both sides of the aisle have decried and supported the practice, constitutionalists are debating over the legalities, and American citizens are either praising Edward Snowden’s courage or want him tried for treason.  Read more...