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Stitch one-click checkout for e-commerce enterprises

Stitch Chief Operations Officer Andrew Ma details the various trends underpinning the growing South African e-commerce industry and how Stitch LinkPay can enable seamless payment solutions from pay-ins at checkout as well as refunds to online stores of all sizes. The way South Africans shop online has changed, and so have their expectations. The payments …

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Zapper partners with Stitch to offer fast, secure one-click payments

Problem: Payments and rewards platform Zapper sought to provide increased choice and optionality for their merchants and consumers when it comes to the way they’re able to accept payments and initiate transactions. Stitch solution: Zapper integrated Stitch, enabling customers to link their bank accounts with Zapper to make one-click, secure instant EFT payments. Result: Zapper’s …

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Highlights from our virtual panel on building with crypto in South Africa

With a cryptocurrency ownership rate of 10%, or four million people, South Africa ranks 18th out of 26 countries for crypto adoption according to a recent Finder report. The proportion of crypto owners holding bitcoin sits at 52%, making it the third highest out of 26 countries. The potential in the market for crypto and …

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How blockchain-based micro-investing platform upnup is revolutionising savings in South Africa

Problem: upnup founders set out to change the savings mentality in South Africa with a seamless, blockchain-based micro-savings app. But they couldn’t find a way to facilitate recurring bank-to-bank payments and access user spending data with existing solutions. Stitch solution: upnup partnered with Stitch and integrated LinkPay to enable recurring savings deposits straight from users’ …

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5 Questions for Stitch Integrations Engineer, Pivendren Naik

Describe your job to a 10-year-old. I’m part of the Stitch engineering team, and my job is to talk to banks through computers. Our system needs to interact with banks as the link between Stitch and our customers’ financial accounts. When customers want to pay for something using Stitch, we’ll take that instruction to the …

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How Stitch automates code quality checks using GitHub Actions

When reviewing code, developers often check code quality manually. At Stitch, we found that we could get reviews done faster and catch more errors by using GitHub Actions to automate code quality checks. Here’s how we did that using freely available tools and why automating code quality adds value to your team and product. Code quality …

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Security expert Chris Castaldo joins Stitch as Security Advisor

Security expert Chris Castaldo, CISO at Crossbeam, author of Start-Up Secure, and Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute, joins Stitch as a Security Advisor assisting the team in maintaining world-class security standards as we scale. At Stitch, we take the safety and security of our clients and their end-users extremely seriously. As such, we’re …

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Follow the Thread: How a seamless crypto payments experience pays off for Luno

In episode 3 of our newly launched vlog series, Follow the Thread, Stitch Head of Business Development Grant James sits down with Luno Payment Integrations Analyst Tiaan Basson to gain insights into the payments experience and processes at one of the world’s largest crypto platforms. Since launching in 2013, Luno has become synonymous with cryptocurrency …

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Follow the Thread: How Centbee created a payments system leveraging blockchain

In episode 2 of our newly launched vlog series Follow the Thread, Stitch Head of Business Development Grant James sits down with Centbee co-founder Angus Brown to get a deeper understanding of the business’s journey to create a payments system leveraging blockchain technology. A vision for a new and improved digital cash system Satoshi Nakamoto’s …

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Stitch for crypto platforms: Enabling seamless funding and withdrawals

Head of Business Development Grant James walks us through how Stitch can enable crypto platforms to offer seamless fiat wallet funding and withdrawal experiences, and enable recurring deposits, through our LinkPay and Payouts API. The growth of blockchain-enabled businesses and cryptocurrencies has enabled the move to a new, decentralised, transparent way of transacting and investing, …

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