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NXT-ID COO and Fit Pay President Michael Orlando to be a Featured Speaker at Secure Technology Alliance’s IoT Payments 2017 Conference

Industry event for financial executives, device providers and retail industry executives to examine the evolving intersection of payments and IoT

MELBOURNE, Florida, October 3, 2017 – Michael Orlando, COO of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) and president of Fit Pay, Inc. will be a Plenary Featured Speaker at the IoT Payments 2017, an industry event hosted by the Secure Technology Alliance that explores the evolving world of Internet of Things (IoT) payments.

IoT Payments 2017, which takes place October 10 – 11, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas, will bring together experts from both the IoT and payments communities to discuss the most important developments, innovations and efforts driving secure, seamless IoT payments. The event is organized by the Secure Technology Alliance (formerly the Smart Card Alliance), a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption and widespread application of secure solutions, including smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software. Orlando’s Featured presentation, entitled “Connected Commerce: The Internet of Payments,” will cover IoT payments business models, uses cases and adoption trends.

Orlando is COO of NXT-ID and president of Fit Pay, Inc. With 22 years of payment industry experience, he has held leadership positions in several successful companies, including Cybersource, where he played a primary role in its $2B acquisition by Visa. In 2014, Orlando co-founded Fit Pay, which provides an end-to-end contactless payment solution for IoT devices. In May 2017, Fit Pay combined businesses with NXT-ID, and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the IoT and security technology company.

The FitPay Payment PlatformTM is a proprietary technology platform that delivers payment, credential management, authentication and other secure services to the IoT ecosystem. The platform uses tokenization, a payment security technology that replaces cardholders’ account information with a unique digital identifier (a “token”), to transact highly secure contactless payment and authentication services. FitPay leverages Embedded Secure Element (eSE) chip technology within devices to offer a payment solution that is very power and memory efficient and does not need to refresh a token once it is issued. This frees devices from needing to be tethered to a host device or connected to the Internet to transact payments, creating a superior user experience. FitPay’s end-to-end payment solution allows IoT and wearable device manufacturers to add payment and authentication capabilities to their products with very little start-up time, no investment in software development and access to the leading credit card networks.

 

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About NXT- ID, Inc. and Fit Pay, Inc.

NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) provides a comprehensive platform of technology products and services that enable the Internet of Things (IoT). With extensive experience in access control, biometric and behavior-metric identity verification, security and privacy, encryption and data protection, payments, miniaturization and sensor technologies, NXT-ID develops and markets groundbreaking solutions for payment and IoT applications. Its industry-leading technology products and solutions include MobileBio®, a suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers’ mobile platforms, the Wocket™, a next-generation smart wallet and the Flye, a digital credit card developed in collaboration with WorldVentures.

NXT-ID includes three mobile and IoT-related subsidiaries: LogicMark, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of non-monitored and monitored personal emergency response systems (“PERS”) sold through dealers/distributors and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; Fit Pay, Inc., a proprietary technology platform that delivers end-to-end solutions to device manufacturers for contactless payment capabilities, credential management, authentication and other secure services within the IoT ecosystem, and 3D-ID LLC, which is engaged in biometric identification and authentication. Learn more about NXT-ID at www.nxt-id.com. FitPay and the FitPay Payment Platform are the sole property of Fit Pay, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company’s business strategy. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company’s ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company’s ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company’s technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

NXT-ID Inc. Contact:

Corporate info: info@nxt-id.com

Media:

Chris Orlando

chris.orlando@nxt-id.com

 

D. Van Zant

+1-800-665-0411

press@nxt-id.com

 

 

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NXT-ID Subsidiary Fit Pay to Provide Payments for Bee by Radiius

Biometric Payment Key Fob Conveniently and Securely Stores 20 Credit, Debit and Loyalty Cards and Makes Contactless Payments at NFC-Enabled Retail Locations

MELBOURNE, Florida, September 19, 2017 – Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) and a provider of payment, credential management, and authentication platform services, today announced that it is providing payment capabilities for, Bee, a new biometric payment key fob by financial technology company, Radiius. Radiius officially launched Bee through an Indiegogo campaign this month. The payment key fob can conveniently and securely make contactless transactions with up to 20 payment and loyalty cards. Bee will be integrated with the FitPayTM payment platform, enabling it to make contactless payment transactions at NFC-enabled retail point-of-sale locations.

“Bee is built for the future payment infrastructure,” said Rajeshwar Mitra, co-founder & CEO of Radiius. “We partnered with FitPay to quickly gain access to the payment ecosystem, reduce our time-to-market and focus our expertise on a more convenient user experience and smarter way to manage finances.”

Bee is one of the smallest, most secure biometric NFC payment solutions available. Equipped with an embedded secure element (eSE) data chip that holds an encrypted payment credential, Bee is a convenient and safe alternative to carrying bulky wallets. One of the world’s smallest and safest wearable wallet comes with a companion application called BeeHive, that serves as the hub for managing cards, expense tracking, and finding the best deals around at local retail stores. Bee includes biometric security and near-field communication (NFC) technology for secure contactless transactions. Bee does not require charging, and its compact size makes it easy to carry all the time, and its versatility makes it a very easy to use, stylish plug and play digital wallet. Bee is currently available for pre-order on Indiegogo. Radiius estimates that Bee will begin shipping in February 2018.

“Bee is an awesome expression of the evolution of IoT payment devices and making how people pay fit more seamlessly into how they live,” said Michael Orlando, president of Fit Pay, Inc. and COO of NXT-ID. “Bee’s sleek form factor and security features will create a new buzz in mobile payments. It’s no longer just about the smartphone.”

FitPay’s proprietary technology platform delivers payment, credential management, authentication and other secure services to the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The platform uses tokenization, a payment security technology that replaces cardholders’ account information with a unique digital identifier (a “token”), to transact highly secure contactless payment and authentication services. FitPay leverages eSE chip technology within devices to offer a payment solution that is very power and memory efficient and does not need to refresh a token once it is issued. This frees devices from needing to be tethered to a host device or connected the Internet to transact payments, creating a superior user experience. FitPay’s end-to-end payment solution allows IoT and wearable device manufacturers to add payment and authentication capabilities to their products with very little start-up time, no investment in software development and access to the leading card networks.

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About NXT- ID, Inc. and Fit Pay, Inc.

NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) provides a comprehensive platform of technology products and services that enable the Internet of Things (IoT). With extensive experience in access control, biometric and behavior-metric identity verification, security and privacy, encryption and data protection, payments, miniaturization and sensor technologies, NXT-ID develops and markets groundbreaking solutions for payment and IoT applications. Its industry-leading technology products and solutions include MobileBio®, a suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers’ mobile platforms, the Wocket™, a next-generation smart wallet and the Flye, a digital credit card developed in collaboration with WorldVentures.

NXT-ID includes three mobile and IoT-related subsidiaries: LogicMark, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of non-monitored and monitored personal emergency response systems (“PERS”) sold through dealers/distributors and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; Fit Pay, Inc., a proprietary technology platform that delivers end-to-end solutions to device manufacturers for contactless payment capabilities, credential management, authentication and other secure services within the IoT ecosystem, and 3D-ID LLC, which is engaged in biometric identification and authentication. Learn more about NXT-ID at www.nxt-id.com. FitPay and the FitPay Payment Platform are the sole property of Fit Pay, Inc. For NXT-ID Inc. corporate information contact: info@nxt-id.com

About Radiius

Radiius is a FinTech company based out of Princeton, New Jersey, exploring the idea of making payments, transactions and card usage safer, minimal and stylish. With the backing of extensive research, Radiius has developed the world’s smallest and safest wearable wallet, which would change the way people interact with the payments ecosystem.

Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company’s business strategy. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company’s ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company’s ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company’s technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Media Contacts:

NXT-ID and Fit Pay

Chris Orlando

+1-760-468-7273

chris.orlando@nxt-id.com

 

D. Van Zant

+1-800-665-0411

press@nxt-id.com

 

Radiius

Rajeshwar Mitra

+1 732 421 7161

rajeshwar.mitra@radiiuscorp.com

 

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Bank of America and NXT-ID Subsidiary Fit Pay Collaborate to Accelerate Wearable and IoT Payment Adoption

Agreement will enable Bank of America customers to use their debit or credit cards with a range of new devices

MELBOURNE, Florida, September 7, 2017 – Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD), today announced an agreement to extend contactless payment capabilities to a range of new devices, giving Bank of America customers more payment options and accelerating the adoption of new payment devices. This collaborative effort enables Bank of America customers to use their credit or debit cards to make secure contactless payments directly from devices that are integrated with the FitPayTM payment platform at NFC-enabled point-of-sale locations and more than 9,000 Bank of America ATMs.

“As digital payments evolve, our goal is to give Bank of America customers access to payment options that are easy to use and highly secure,” said Mark Monaco, head of Enterprise Payments at Bank of America. “Working with FitPay will allow our customers to use a range of new contactless payment devices to improve the payment experience, provide a high level of security, and fit seamlessly into any lifestyle.”

Under the agreement, Bank of America will participate in FitPay’s Digital Wallet Program, which enables manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices to add contactless payment capabilities to their product, making it possible for consumers to pay for goods and services at near-field communication-enabled (NFC) point-of-sale terminals with a simple tap. The platform uses tokenization, a payment security technology that replaces cardholders’ account information with a unique digital identifier (a “token”), to transact highly secure contactless payments.

“We are very pleased to be working with Bank of America to give their customers access to the latest payment technology,” said Michael Orlando, COO of NXT-ID and President of Fit Pay, Inc. “Broad adoption of digital payments requires fundamentally changing the payment experience and making new payments methods widely available. Our work with device manufacturers and Bank of America is driving both of these goals.”

Manufacturers of 15 IoT and wearable devices are currently integrating with the FitPay payment platform. Bank of America and FitPay are working together to enable Bank of America customers to use their credit or debit cards to make contactless payments or use NFC-enabled Bank of America ATMs with these devices. This collaboration includes ensuring that the devices meet Bank of America’s technical, usage, security, branding, and consumer experience requirements. Product announcements from the manufacturers of these devices are anticipated in 2017 and 2018.

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Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 47 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,500 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs, and award-winning digital banking with approximately 34 million active users, including 23 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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NXT- ID, Inc. and Fit Pay, Inc.

NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) provides a comprehensive platform of technology products and services that enable the Internet of Things (IoT). With extensive experience in access control, biometric and behavior-metric identity verification, security and privacy, encryption and data protection, payments, miniaturization and sensor technologies, NXT-ID develops and markets groundbreaking solutions for payment and IoT applications. Its industry-leading technology products and solutions include MobileBio®, a suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers’ mobile platforms, the Wocket™, a next-generation smart wallet and the Flye, a digital credit card developed in collaboration with WorldVentures. NXT-ID includes three mobile and IoT-related subsidiaries: LogicMark, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of non-monitored and monitored personal emergency response systems (“PERS”) sold through dealers/distributors and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; Fit Pay, Inc., a proprietary technology platform that delivers end-to-end solutions to device manufacturers for contactless payment capabilities, credential management, authentication and other secure services within the IoT ecosystem, and 3D-ID LLC, which is engaged in biometric identification and authentication. Learn more about NXT-ID at www.nxt-id.com. NXT-ID Inc. Corporate Contact: info@nxt-id.com. FitPay and the FitPay Payment Platform are trademarks of Fit Pay, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company’s business strategy. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company’s ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company’s ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company’s technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Media Contacts:

Bank of America

Betty Riess

1.415.913.4416

 

Fit Pay, Inc. and NXT-ID

Chris Orlando

chris@fit-pay.com

1.760.468.7273

 

D. Van Zant

press@nxt-id.com

1.800.665.0411

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Why connected device payments haven’t reached mass adoption

Tearsheet.com, June 12, 2017

Visa’s announcement of 13 new token service providers last week was a big step towards a future where internet-connected devices — be it a car, a refrigerator, or Amazon Alexa device — will let banking just “happen” rather than require cumbersome active steps on the part of the customer.

Through Visa’s token service provider program, it will be possible to pay for things with connected devices.

“These new forms of payment are also creating a secure, frictionless, and personalized payment experience for consumers, which provides banks and financial institutions the ability to increase and improve customer engagement,” said Michael Orlando, CEO of FitPay and COO of NXT-ID, one of Visa’s token service providers that works with wearables companies.

Full article.

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Fit Pay named a “Start-Up of the Year” in Payments by Paybefore

Industry publication Paybefore has recognized Fit Pay as a “Start-up of the Year” in payments. The recognition was included in Paybefore’s announcement of the winners of the 2017 Pay Awards—the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the global prepaid and payments technology industry. Panels of experts in Prepaid, Retail & Loyalty and Payments Technology selected the winners. (2017 Pay Awards announcement.) Fit Pay is now eligible for “Best-in-Category” honors, which will be voted on by the public and selected by the publication. The Industry Achievement winners and those named Best-in-Category will be featured in the Paybefore’s second annual Pay Magazine – Awards Issue.

 

Vote to support Fit Pay for Best-in-Category here.

 

 

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No Wallet, No Phone, No Card Required – But Ya Gotta Have Heart

By D.J. Murphy, Editor-in-Chief, CardNotPresent.com

The emerging trend of fitness wearables, a passion for taking friction out of payment transactions and melted chocolate coalesced over the past year into a startup that hopes you never have to take a wallet—or a phone—out of your pocket to pay for things ever again.

FitPay, a California-based company, was conceived when CEO Michael Orlando, a payments veteran from CyberSource and authentication technology company Jumio, went on a bike ride. Orlando and a friend planned a long ride with a stop for refreshments, so he took along a pouch with his phone, a credit card and a chocolate energy bar. When the pair finished their ride on the hot California day, Orlando’s hopes for a cold beer were dashed when he opened the pouch and his energy bar had melted over his phone and the card, rendering both of them useless. More

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Money 20/20: Intelligence Beyond the Swipe

FitPay Founder and CEO Michael Orlando will speak on a panel at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, November 2-5, 2014. The panel, which takes place on November 3, will explore gaining consumer insights though integrated payment data.

Panel description:

“Merchants now have the opportunity to leverage integrated payments data to gain insights into consumer behavior, reduce risk of fraud and make more informed business decisions. This session will discuss how big data and shopping insights are enabling merchants to get a detailed understanding of inventory, optimize sales and provide a seamless shopping experience across all channels.”

Conference information can be found here.

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Fintech Startups Could Bolster Apple Pay Against Identity Theft

Here is an interesting post from from LetsTalkPayments.com about mobile payments and identity theft:

In the final pre-launch days, a possible issue with Apple Pay has come to light – does Apple or the card issuer know who is actually loading a credit card into Apple Passbook?  As Apple Pay and the myriad of payment alternatives become available to tens of millions of consumers, mobile payment providers and card issuers face a basic problem – is the person loading a credit card into a mobile wallet the account holder of that card? More

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Why the Mobile Payments Space is the Most Exciting Space in Tech Right Now

From The Washington Post:

Why the Mobile Payments Space is the Most Exciting Space in Tech Right Now

It seems as if every big player in the tech sector is developing a mobile payment solution. It’s not just Apple Pay, which was announced with much fanfare at the big Apple launch event in early September, and reportedly could go live as early as Oct. 20. There are now rumors that Facebook is working on mobile payments. Add to the mix PayPal, Square and Google and it’s clear that some of the smartest innovators in the tech world are on the cusp of breaking the mobile payments space wide open.  More…