Opportunities in Blockchain – SCM/Logistics and Start-ups

We are hosting another joint Refresh Boyne/ M1 Payments Corridor event in The Mill in June and are delighted to have Conor Nolan as a guest speaker on the night. Conor is  24 year-old psychology graduate from Termonfeckin, Co.Louth, with a background in start-ups. Blockchain stands to revolutionise communication and transaction recordation, in his Refresh Boyne … Continue reading “Opportunities in Blockchain – SCM/Logistics and Start-ups”

World’s first ‘Payments CoderDoJo’

M1PC has hosted and facilitated a Coder DoJo relating to payments and payments technology. The Project provides teenage participants with different skills, including coding, project management, and digital communication (graphics, video & social media).  To date, the Dojo-ers have created  a website, bit.ly/DigitalPaymentsInfo , that examines the future of Payments and how  young people will … Continue reading “World’s first ‘Payments CoderDoJo’”

The northeast is set to become a European centre for digital transactions — bringing hundreds of jobs with it

Eithne Dunne December 17 2017, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Mary Mitchell O’Connor, during her time as enterprise minister, visited Aphix, which is one of the key companies forming the M1 Payments Corridor Jobseekers who have the right technical skills and are keen to work away from the capital should keep a close eye on developments in … Continue reading “The northeast is set to become a European centre for digital transactions — bringing hundreds of jobs with it”

Payments firm YapStone to create 200 jobs in Drogheda by 2023

Payments company YapStone has announced plans to almost triple its workforce over the next five years, through the addition of 200 positions at its Drogheda offices. The new roles will be created as part of a €41m investment by the Silicon Valley-headquartered firm, which is being supported by IDA Ireland. YapStone offers online and mobile … Continue reading “Payments firm YapStone to create 200 jobs in Drogheda by 2023”

Recognition of northeast as e-payments cluster could create 600 jobs

Some 600 jobs could be created if the area surrounding Dundalk and Drogheda if the area is recognised as a cluster for e-payments companies, says a local industry group. According to M1 Payments Corridor, the indigenous jobs could be created by 2021 if their bid to build the northeast into an internationally recognised cluster is successful. With … Continue reading “Recognition of northeast as e-payments cluster could create 600 jobs”

Cybersecurity, Risk and Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin recently surged past $7,000 to hit a new record high. Why exactly are bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies on the rise? How secure are they? It has been a year of unprecedented growth for the largely unregulated market, with dozens of new currencies appearing every month in “Initial Coin Offerings” or ICOs. There have been … Continue reading “Cybersecurity, Risk and Cryptocurrencies”

Ireland can become the EU Gateway for Payment firms – National ePayments Conference

Over 120 people attended the second National ePayments conference at CityNorth hotel on Friday, September 2nd, to hear about the future of the Payments sector, globally and in Ireland. The keynote speaker, Chris Skinner, described as “as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News” gave … Continue reading “Ireland can become the EU Gateway for Payment firms – National ePayments Conference”

National ePayments Conference 2016

Our 2nd e-Payments Conference will focus on driving Ireland as the EU Gateway for Payment firms. CityNorth Hotel is on M1 Corridor and is exactly 15 minutes from Dubin airport. – Find out how payments are changing and how that brings opportunity to your business – Listen to & meet leaders from PayPal, IBM, Vesta, … Continue reading “National ePayments Conference 2016”

The Future of Money – An ePayments seminar with Paypal

Irish shoppers spent €4.3 billion in 2015 online. Online commerce is a huge market bursting with opportunity for companies of all-sizes. With the cluster of Payments service companies in the North East, Louth is ideally positioned to take advantage of new opportunities in the fast growing and evolving payments industry. Businesses can take advantage of … Continue reading “The Future of Money – An ePayments seminar with Paypal”

M1 Digital Payments Cluster to be investigated as part of new NorthEast/NorthWest Action Plan for Jobs

An M1 ‘Digital Payments Cluster’ is a key part of the recently published NorthEast Action Plan for Jobs which proposes the creation of a ‘digital payments hub’ in Drogheda, and along the M1 economic corridor with the potential to create hundreds of sustainable new jobs. The Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD  launched … Continue reading “M1 Digital Payments Cluster to be investigated as part of new NorthEast/NorthWest Action Plan for Jobs”