We’ve been keeping you in the know about all the upcoming changes to payments technology on this blog. And now we’re taking that knowledge on the road. We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to host a series of educational talks about all the new, more secure payment technologies. Specifically, we’ll be focusing on authenticated payments like NFC (think: Apple Pay, Android Pay, etc) and EMV.
Tomorrow, we’re kicking things off in Miami with an event featuring Square CEO Jack Dorsey and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. They’re hosting a discussion about why all of these changes are so crucial for small businesses. The event is sold out, but you can still tune in live via our Periscope stream. (If this will be your first time using Periscope, you can download the app here).
The event starts at 10 a.m. ET. Follow us on Twitter to be alerted when we’re live.
Here’s what they’ll be covering:
- What EMV chip card technology is and why it’s more secure than the technology in magnetic stripe cards
- What the transition to EMV chip card technology means for small business, including new fraud liability rules that take effect October 1, 2015
- How to prepare for the transition not only to EMV technology but also to other secure, authenticated payment methods like NFC/contactless (i.e. Apple Pay, Android Pay, etc)
For those who can’t watch the Periscope broadcast, we’ll be posting a recording of the talk on this blog in the next few days. And to find out when Square and the SBA will be coming to a city near you to discuss secure payments, be sure to follow us on Twitter.