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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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NXT-ID Subsidiary Fit Pay Approved as a Visa Token Service Provider

Qualification allows for the Implementation of an End-to-End Payment Solution for Device Manufacturers

MELBOURNE, Florida, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

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 its Token Service Provider (TSP) solution has been successfully integrated with the Visa Token Service. Fit Pay is now qualified as a Visa TR-TSP partner through the Visa Ready Program.

“Successfully integrating with Visa, the largest card network in the world, is a major step forward in our effort to bring contactless payment capabilities to a whole new generation of devices,” said Michael Orlando, President of Fit Pay, Inc. and COO of NXT-ID. “As one of the first partners to have our solution approved by Visa, Fit Pay takes a leadership role in enabling secure payment capabilities across a wide range of new devices and form factors.”

The Visa Ready Program provides standards to allow partners to quickly introduce Visa-approved devices, software, and solutions that can initiate or accept Visa payments. The qualification as a Visa TR-TSP provider allows Fit Pay to move forward with the implementation of its payment enablement platform for Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices. The company is in the process of onboarding the first devices onto its payment platform and anticipates product announcements from a number of manufacturers it is working with later this year.

“Our mission has been to create secure, frictionless, and personalized payment experiences for all consumers,” Orlando added. “With Visa’s leadership, the ecosystem for contactless payments is taking a huge step forward.”

Fit Pay’s proprietary technology platform 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. Fit Pay 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.

Fit Pay’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 instant access to the leading credit card networks, such as Visa.

About NXT- ID, Inc.

NXT-ID, Inc. (NXTD ) is a security technology company providing security for finance, assets, and healthcare. The company’s innovative MobileBio® solution mitigates risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce, and smart OS-enabled devices. With extensive experience in biometric identity verification, security and privacy, encryption and data protection, payments, miniaturization and sensor technologies, the company partners with industry-leading companies to provide solutions for modern payment and the Internet of Things (‘IoT’) applications. The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, LogicMark, LLC, manufactures and distributes non-monitored and monitored personal emergency response systems (‘PERS’) sold through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (‘VA’), healthcare durable medical equipment dealers and distributors and monitored security dealers and distributors. http://www.nxt-id.com.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Fit Pay, Inc. is led by former CyberSource and Visa executives with more than 50 years of payment and identity authentication domain expertise. With payment capabilities enabled by Fit Pay, wearable and IoT device manufacturers can create customer loyalty, tap into recurring revenue streams, open new markets, and differentiate their products in an increasingly competitive market. The company was named a ‘Startup of the Year‘ for payment technology by industry publication, Paybefore. Learn more at http://www.fit-pay.com, or on Twitter.

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

SOURCE NXT-ID, Inc.

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Visa Expands Global Network of Providers to Drive Acceleration Into IoT Payments

Visa Adds Thirteen New Token Service Providers to Broaden Global Access to Visa Token Service

SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Visa (NYSE:V) announced it has signed 13 new partners to participate in its token service provider (TSP) program, as the payments industry shifts from plastic to digital and broader access to new standards, such as tokenization, are needed. With demand expected to increase for payments to be embedded into a growing number of devices, services and experiences, Visa has built out a global network of partners to offer secure, digital payment token services and ensure that regardless of form factor, an Internet-of-Things (IoT) device, appliance, wearable or beyond, can become a more secure place for commerce. Full Press Release.

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NXT-ID and Fit Pay, Inc. Complete Business Combination

Transaction creates comprehensive security, payment and authentication platform for Internet of Things and expands NXT-ID’s existing products and capabilities

 

MELBOURNE, Florida, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

NXT-ID, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTD) (“NXT-ID” or the “Company”), a security technology company, and Fit Pay, Inc., a privately held provider of payment, credential management, and authentication platform services, today announced the completion of a transaction to combine their businesses and create a comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

“Combining NXT-ID’s security and authentication technology with Fit Pay’s comprehensive platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities will enable us to significantly expand our offerings to include both hardware and IoT enablement services,” said Gino Pereira, chief executive officer of NXT-ID. “This provides an important avenue to create new and compelling use cases for our existing products as well as access new potential customers for whom secure authentication and credential management are critical.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Fit Pay, Inc. will be a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, and Fit Pay CEO, Michael Orlando, will become chief operating officer of NXT-ID and remain president of Fit Pay, Inc. The companies will combine their technology, engineering and business teams to deliver complete enablement services to device manufacturers and to bring innovative IoT devices to market.

“Bringing powerful new capabilities to the Internet of Things requires seamlessly connecting devices to robust services, reliably authenticating users, and keeping data safe,” said Orlando. “Security and authentication are essential to the growth of the IoT market, combining our platform with NTX-ID’s identification technology and hardware expertise positions us to offer transformational products and services that capture IoT market share.”

Fit Pay’s white-label technology platform delivers payment, credential management, authentication and other secure services to the IoT ecosystem. Fit Pay has developed a highly secure payment network tokenization scheme and integrated with the major credit card networks to provide an all-in-one solution that allows manufacturers to add payment and authentication capabilities to IoT devices.

About NXT- ID Inc. - Mobile Security for a Mobile World

NXT-ID, Inc. (NXTD) is a security technology Company providing security for finance, assets, and healthcare. The Company’s innovative MobileBio® solution mitigates risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce, and smart OS-enabled devices. With extensive experience in biometric identity verification, security and privacy, encryption and data protection, payments, miniaturization and sensor technologies, the Company partners with industry leading companies to provide solutions for modern payment and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) applications. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, LogicMark, LLC, manufactures and distributes non-monitored and monitored personal emergency response systems (“PERS”) sold through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”), healthcare durable medical equipment dealers and distributors and monitored security dealers and distributors. http://www.nxt-id.com

About Fit Pay, Inc.

Based in San Francisco, California, Fit Pay, Inc. is led by former CyberSource and Visa executives with more than 50 years of payment and identity authentication domain expertise. With payment capabilities enabled by Fit Pay, wearable and IoT device manufacturers can create customer loyalty, tap into recurring revenue streams, open new markets, and differentiate their products in an increasingly competitive market. The company was named a “Startup of the Year” for payment technology by industry publication Paybefore. Learn more at http://www.fit-pay.com, or on Twitter.

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:
D. Van Zant
+1-800-665-0411
press@nxt-id.com

Fit Pay, Inc. Contact:
Chris Orlando
+1-760-468-7273
chris@fit-pay.com

SOURCE NXT-ID, Inc.

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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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STMicroelectronics Teams with FitPay and G&D to Create Turnkey, Certification-Ready Solution for Wearable Devices

ST, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), and FitPay join forces to overcome traditional barriers to OEMs implementing payment applications on wearable devices

Mobile payments may go mainstream on wearable devices like smartwatches by taking advantage of a new ready-to-use payment solution containing technology from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications.

ST, G&D, and FitPay have used ST’s security chip to jointly create the first secure hardware and software solution that is pre-approved for use by device manufacturers with the aim to develop integrated tokenized payments from Mastercard or Visa.

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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