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Wirecard Facilitates Online Sales of Webasto Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Wirecard Facilitates Online Sales of Webasto Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Breaking News, FinTech, News
The payment expert Wirecard supports payment processing for the new online shop of Webasto, a global systems partner for virtually all automotive manufacturers. Electric vehicle charging solutions have recently been made available to buy from the Webasto online shop. As part of the collaboration, the leading global payment service provider Wirecard is integrating four payment types – Visa/Mastercard, iDeal, SOFORT transfers and PayPal – into the web shop, thereby covering the major national and international payment methods. The trend towards using renewable energy and alternative drivetrains in the automotive sector is growing: According to the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (German Federal Motor Vehicle and Transport Authority; KBA), the number of electric cars in Germany increased to 34,000 in
UBA Introduces First Mastercard Debit Card in Zambia

UBA Introduces First Mastercard Debit Card in Zambia

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United Bank for Africa Zambia (UBA) announced the launch of the first Mastercard debit card in Zambia to financially empower its citizens. Focused on displacing cash, the electronic payment solution will deliver a quick, convenient and secure payment alternative for citizens – instantly. In line with the bank’s strategic vision, UBA is introducing innovative payment solutions tailored to meet the needs of its customers across Africa. With the UBA Mastercard debit card, cardholders have full control of their finances as funds are debited directly from their savings or cheque accounts and reflect in real time. The card also features the latest EMV Chip and PIN payment technology, providing customers with the highest security protection to ensure their money is safe. “The introduction o
NetOne’s OneMoney takes market by storm

NetOne’s OneMoney takes market by storm

Breaking News, FinTech, Mobile Money, What's Hot
MOBILE telecommunications giant, NetOne is set to officially unveil its mobile money platform dubbed OneMoney along with its Zimswitch connected debit card this month. OneMoney, which is a correction and improvement of the OneWallet platform, is expected to shake the sector as people from different sectors have already expressed interest in the product. “As you can see, we are already issuing the debit cards and what is left only is the official launch, which I understand will be done by the end of this month,” a NetOne shop customer care representative told The StandardPeople. OneMoney is connected to most Zimbabwean banks which are already on the Zipit platform and customers enjoy the convenience of moving money from their banks to OneMoney and vice-versa. It becomes the second
Cyber Security Ministry meant to enhance national security

Cyber Security Ministry meant to enhance national security

Breaking News, Security, What's Hot
Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation — sparking widespread debate among the country’s netizens (internet users) most of whom were fascinated by the new ministry. There was frenzied debate on social media, with focus trained on the possible mandate of the new ministry but the general consensus was that Government was trying to muzzle citizens’ freedom to use the internet as they see fit. Clearly, there was a need for clarity on the role of the new ministry and the Government obliged by explaining the mandate of Cde Chinamasa’s new assignment. Speaking to journalists at State House on Tuesday where some of the new ministers were being sworn in by President Mugabe, presidential Press secretary Cde George Charamba said the Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation was
Thieves steal BMW using Dark Web tech to bypass security system

Thieves steal BMW using Dark Web tech to bypass security system

Breaking News, Gizmos, News, Security
Shocking footage shows how easily thieves made off with a BMW from a driveway, using technology from the dark web. CCTV captures two men arrive with a gadget which can pick up and amplify the signal from the actual key fob. One of them holds it close to the front door and windows, trying to pick up where the key is being stored. It picks up the signal and transmits it to a gadget held by the other thief, which unlocks the car. In less than 60 seconds of the video, the key is activated and the security system of the car is bypassed. This theft is one of four to take place in north London recently, MailOnline reports. Thieves steal £50,000 BMW in under a minute Play Video Loaded: 0% 0:00Progress: 0% PlayMute Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 0:00 Fullscreen They then drove off with
Cryptocurrency is the great African opportunity

Cryptocurrency is the great African opportunity

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  Cryptocurrencies are gradually being discovered in Africa. In countries like South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Nigeria, there is a semblance of digital currencies, primarily bitcoin, taking roots. Blockchain or DLT (distributed ledger technology) can be seen as the solution for Africa’s current problems and future growth. Bitcoin, based on blockchain, could be the engine for African growth, and could fuel the continent’s great leap forward. It is important to first define a few concepts in the field of cryptocurrency. As such, cryptocurrency itself is defined as a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange, using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are class
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