ACUANT BLOG

For Online Gambling, The Real Action Is In Authentication

Acuant's CEO, Yossi Zekri, was interviewed in this article by PYMNTS.com. You can read the article at its original source here. As online gamblers all but feast on the odds and brackets of the ongoing NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in the...

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Changes in the Digital Landscape for Banks

The financial services industry is one of the industries that has been most affected by changes in the digital landscape. With digital transformations happening each day, banks are having to look at their strategies and processes to keep up with...

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Can Crypto Theft & Fraud Be Prevented?

A recent research study carried out by CipherTrace has revealed that an astonishing $1.7 billion of cryptocurrency was obtained by illicit means in 2018. With over 1,500 cryptocurrencies in existence, and billions of dollars being bought and sold on crypto...

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The New LCCP: What’s Changed for Operators?

The UK Gambling Commission have released the new rules for operators to comply with, and they’re coming into effect on 7th May 2019. Are you prepared?  As outlined in my last blog (which can be found here), the UKGC have...

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Changes to The LCCP: 3 Changes We Expect To See

With the UK Gambling Commission launching the new LCCP in April, we are waiting in anticipation for the first draft which is due for release next month. This release will allow operators the chance to start preparing for the changes...

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4 Reasons Why Alternative Data is The Key to Global Success

Ensuring a secure and reliable identity verification has always been a top priority for businesses, however as digital advancements occur, consumers become more and more demanding of convenient processes. With an abundance of digital data available for business intelligence, is...

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Cryptocurrency: The Disruptive Market

The cryptocurrency market is disrupting the way we think about money. It’s very early days for the ‘digital currency’ space, but it has already shown the world that there is the potential for shaping the way we earn, send and...

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3 Considerations for Gambling Operators – Have you had your say?

A 3-point consideration guide for Gambling Operators – how do you mitigate risk to the objectives of the LCCP but remain ahead of the game. The Gambling Commission (UKGC) are currently in consultation on age verification in respect of remote...

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The Rise of Card Payments

Are cash payments truly falling? With the use of contactless and card payments rising, they now account for over three quarters of the value of the UK’s retail purchases. The latest British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) payments survey for 2017 states...

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Buzz from the Know Identity Conference 2018

The 2nd annual Know Identity Conference just took place in Washington DC and Acuant was in attendance to catch this year’s buzzworthy topics. A major one was how firms will establish consumer identity especially in the digital world and how/when...

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Card-not-present Fraud Increases as Consumers Move Online and Mobile

One of the biggest fraud warnings in the US and around the world for 2017 was credit card fraud, particularly card-not-present fraud. In Europe, card-not-present fraud increased from 50% gross loss in 2008 to 70% last year, with most fraud...

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Facial Recognition Technology Helps Retailers Comply with FDA Regulations

Last year, the FDA impacted a $3.7 billion industry by ruling that vape pens and e-cigarettes won’t be available for sale to anyone under the age of 18 because they fall under the category of tobacco products. According to a...

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