More and more, says Juniper Research, people will use their mobile devices to buy products or do their banking, boosted by services such as Apple Pay.
The exchange's Web site is back online, but only with a statement that it's closing all transactions for the time being.
The ride-sharing company has its sights set on Europe, where it wants to expand its UberPool service and reduce the number of cars on the road.
The Chinese e-commerce giant's new Alipay ePass platform is designed to ease logistics for US-based companies that want to sell their wares directly to buyers in China.
The trial of the mastermind behind Silk Road began with the defense admitting Ross Ulbricht founded the illicit online drug marketplace but arguing he really wasn't the true operator of the site.
Proposed legislation would establish a national standard for how companies respond to data breaches, with advocates on both sides of the issue supportive of the concept.
A college friend of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht testifies against him during the trial's second week.
The closure comes amid rocky efforts by tech companies to expand into the financial industry.
Brian Richard Farrell was identified by Homeland Security in July and arrested Tuesday following an investigation into his alleged activities on the black market site Silk Road 2.0.
The agency reportedly has a special division that monitors international banking and credit card transactions, says Germany's Der Spiegel.