Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 10 July 2017

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Reading doesn’t have to be a trial. Our latest blockchain and Bitcoin round-up keeps it ultra-brief. Featuring Mt. Gox, less than smooth criminals, the Council of the European Union and Coinsource. Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, will go on trial in Tokyo next week on charges stemming from the […]

Cennox acquires Diebold UK & Ireland business


Following the ruling of the UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA), Diebold Nixdorf has shed some of its business. Diebold UK & Ireland has been sold to Cennox.

ABN Amro and ING lead charge for Dutch ATM survival


ABN Amro, ING, Rabobank and Geldservice Nederland (GSN) have teamed up to explore a potential initiative to ensure the availability of ATMs in the Netherlands. These discussions are being conducted in consultation with the nation’s central bank, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), and draw upon “successful initiatives” in Sweden and Finland. With the rise of digital […]

NCR makes it nice and Eazy for Bahrain’s biometric payments


Bahrain-based Eazy Financial Services will launch the region’s “first” biometric payment network powered by NCR. Consumers will be able to register their fingerprint through any bank linked to Eazy’s network and then use that at any device (ATM or POS) to start a transaction rather than using a card. In the first phase, NCR will […]

SIX and Credit Suisse play same game with ATM software launch


SIX and Credit Suisse have unveiled ATMfutura – a cash dispenser which displays the same user interface and guidance on all ATMs in Switzerland. SIX and its partners were commissioned by Swiss banks to develop the centralised multivendor software and it is planned to function on all bank ATMs in the alpine nation from 2018. […]

India seeks to avoid ATM tears from WannaCry ransomware

SBI to launch digital-only bank in India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is telling the nation’s banks to operate their ATM networks only after the machines receive a Windows update to protect them from the WannaCry ransomware affecting systems across the globe. The computer malware has spread across 150 countries and takes over users’ files with a demand of $300 to […]

UK watchdog investigates Cardtronics purchase of ATM provider DCP


Cardtronics’ $460-million purchase of rival ATM provider DirectCash Payments (DCP) faces “in-depth” investigation by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over competition concerns. Cardtronics had until 10 May 2017 to offer undertakings, but today (15 May), the CMA says: “As Cardtronics has not offered these undertakings, the CMA will now refer the merger. “A […]

Comedy comes to cash machines for Comic Relief

A man walks into an ATM. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, and well it could be as Comic Relief, one of the UK’s biggest charity fundraisers, is getting help via interactive comedy on cash machines. ATM marketing firm i-design and Cardtronics UK are donating advertising space on cash machine screens to promote […]

Diebold Nixdorf in major deal with Russia’s Post Bank


Russia-based Post Bank, a joint venture of VTB Group and Russian Post, has purchased 3,200 self-service cash recycling systems (plus software and services) from Diebold Nixdorf.

DirectCash Bank to overhaul core banking tech with Smartsolution’s Universa


Canadian banking tech vendor Smartsolution has gained a new taker for its Universa core banking suite, DirectCash Bank (DCBank).