Merchant Payments Ecosystem Conference to be Held in Berlin

On February 20-22, in Berlin, Germany, MPE will offer a quality program with important messages regarding evolving merchant payments ecosystem
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The Merchant Payments Ecosystem is one of the Europe’s biggest events covering payments and financial services innovation topics for eCommerce. The conference offers the chance to meet Europe’s most important payment providers covering PSPs, acquirers, payment processors, ISOs, schemes, regulators, gateways, POS HW/SW solution providers, MNOs and 3rd party providers.

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Location: InterContinental Berlin, Budapester Strasse 2, Berlin, Germany, 10785
Date: 20 - 22 Feb, 2018

The Merchant Payments Ecosystem Conference peculiarities:

  • 150+ Inspiring Speakers, providing actionable ideas ready for implementation
  • 1000+ Conference Attendees, merchants, acquirers, POS and payment provider
  • 90% Attendees are Decision Makers
  • 1 expo, 70+ sponsors
  • 20+ hours of networking in cozy atmosphere of 5 star hotel
  • 2 exclusive dinners, including recognised MPE Awards and Gala Dinner

As for the agenda of the conference, on day 1, Silvia Mensdorff-Pouilly will be part of the C-level panel discussing ‘’Innovative Payment Technologies creating magical moments for customers” amongst Visa, Sage Pay, and Feedzai. Moreover, Quintin Stephen will touch upon what needs to be learnt from other industries for a steady changing world of payments form factors in his keynote ‘Did you know - Omnichannel is 96 years old’.

On day 2, Dean Wallace will be speaking on corporates who want to use Immediate Payments and why, and what are the key challenges the industry needs to overcome to get this ball well and truly moving, presenting his keynote ‘Post PSD2, what will an immediate payments purchase experience look like’.

CheapAir to Switch Bitcoin Payment Processor

Popular travel booking website leaves Coinbase for Bitpay
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CheapAir began Bitcoin acceptation back in 2013. It was a first global travel industry player to accept cryptocurrency.

We were recently informed by our processing partner, Coinbase, that they will no longer support 'custodial' solutions for merchants, and are removing a number of the tools and features that we rely on to accept bitcoin from CheapAir.com shoppers. These changes are scheduled to occur in a matter of weeks.
 

CheapAir Team

As company says, covertation of crypto to fiat is a key to companies ability to accept crypto.  Traditional airlines and hotel services accept only fiat currencies as payment.

It is also noted that it will accept other cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin Cash, Dash and Litecoin as potentiotial options.

Our one giant concern is that Bitpay does not support 'non-payment protocol wallets' (wallets that aren't BIP-70 compliant). So if you do not have a compatible wallet, you would have to get one and use it as an intermediate stage for your Bitcoin payment.
 

CheapAir Team

However, while CheapAir said the integration with Bitpay has already completed, it foresees the adoption may not be smooth.