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
20 February 2018   1027

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.

MPE 18 location in berlinMPE'18 Exact Location

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’.

Dash Core Group to Lay Off 8% Staff Including Execs

Remaining employees of the Dash Core Group voluntarily refused wages and bonuses to support the existence of the organization
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The software developer of the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency network Dash, the Dash Core Group, was forced to make some difficult financial decisions. So, on March 7, the company fire 8% of the stuff, including the strategic director and director of business development. This is reported by The Block.

Note that the remaining employees of the Dash Core Group voluntarily refused wages and bonuses to support the existence of the organization.

According to CEO Ryan Taylor, cuts will affect only certain parts of the company in order to avoid complete collapse.

The organization’s leadership claims that more than six months ago, a moratorium was imposed on hiring new people, and the spending policy remains conservative.

It is worth adding that Dash is a fork of Litecoin, which appeared in 2014. The company did not conduct an ICO, and the only source of income is 10% of the mining, divided between the miners and masternodes. Thus, the bear market has quite significantly affected the stability of the organization.

Recall that in November 2018, the Dash Text service was launched in Venezuela, which allows you to send transactions via mobile phones using text messages. Then the event had a positive effect on the asset quotes.