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Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM)
Promotes the growth and use of AIDC technologies and services

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Bitcoin Foundation
Promotes and supplies Bitcoins, a form of online currency

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Calypso Network Association (CNA)
Develops smartcard contactless technology adapted for public transportation uses

CardLinx Association, The
Develops and promotes standards for the credit card industry.

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Debit Network Alliance (DNA)
Develops a common debit chip solution for debit payments (U.S.)

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EMVCo
Promotes global interoperability and compatibility of chip-based payment cards and acceptance devices

EPASOrg
Develops and promotes card payment protocols

European Committee for Banking Standards (ECBS)
Developed and promoted the European banking and credit sector (Europe) *Dissolved in 2006 and transferred its functions to the European Payments Council (EPC)

European Payments Council (EPC)
Promotes the creation of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) (Europe)

European Smart Card Industry Association (EUROSMART)
Promotes smart cards and smart card systems and standards (Europe)

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Global ATM Security Alliance (GASA)
Promotes the protection of the ATM industry from criminal activity

GlobalPlatform, Inc.
Develops and promotes infrastructure standards for multiple application SmartCards

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Identity Theft Council (ITC)
Maintains and provides local support to victims of identity theft

Interactive Financial eXchange (IFX) Forum
Develops and promotes the adoption of IFX, an interoperable financial data exchange

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Java Card Forum (JCF)
Promotes Java as the programming language for multiple-application smart cards

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Mobey Forum
Promotes the use of mobile technology in financial services

Mobile Payment Forum (MPF)
Developed standards for mobile commerce using payment card accounts *Inactive

MULTOS Consortium
Promotes the MULTOS specification in the smartcard industry

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Open Card Consortium (OCC)
Created the OpenCard Framework *Inactive

Open Identity Exchange (OIX)
Develops and promotes open identity technologies

Open Standard for Public Transportation Alliance (OSPT)
Developed and promotes CIPURSE, an open standard secure transit fair collection solution

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PayCircle
Promoted payment technology *Dissolved in 2005

Payments Processing Information Sharing Council (PPISC)
Promotes information sharing about fraud, threats, vulnerabilities and risk mitigation in the payments industry

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Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed (STORK)
Developed and promoted a European eID Interoperability Platform to allow citizens to establish new e-relations across borders (Europe) *Dissolved and moved new initiatives to STORK 2.0 in 2013

Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed (STORK) 2.0
Develops and promotes a European eID Interoperability Platform that will allow citizens to establish new e-relations across borders (Europe)

Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA)
Developed and promoted secure electronic payment card transaction frameworks *Inactive

Small Terminal Interoperability Platform (STIP) Consortium
Developed interoperable platform specifications for transaction devices, including smartcard devices *Merged with GlobalPlatform

Smart Card Alliance
Promotes the widespread acceptance of multiple application smart card technology

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