Cardinal's History

Cardinal has been around since 1999, and we’ve made our own history over the past two decades.

Learn about Cardinal’s early days and our history here.

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Internet Milestones

1999

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Cardinal is founded, April 1, 1999


First patents filed

Internet Milestones

2000-2005

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Launch of eDiscreet, an alternative payment brand.


First patents granted.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia launched.


Amazon

Amazon.com posted first yearly profit.

2006-2010

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US and international patents granted.


Launched 2IDentiFI, our authentication platform for Financial Institutions.

Twitter

First tweet was sent out by Jack Dorsey, who founded Twitter -- "just setting up my twttr".


Apple iTunes

Apple surpassed one billion iTunes downloads.


Facebook

Facebook over took MySpace to become the internet's largest social network.

2011-2015

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Granted US patents and international patents.


Cardinal launched our rules-based Consumer Authentication solution.


Cardinal received an investment from Primus Capital Funds.


Awarded MRC METAward for Cardinal Consumer Authentication.


Cardinal joins EMVCo.


Auth Bridge launched; works hand in hand with CCA and helps PSPs navigate the complex authentication landscape.


Cardinal saw transaction volume increase by 40% for Black Friday sales.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn reaches 100M users


eCommerce

US eCommerce and online retail holiday sales reached $33.8 billion, up 13 percent.


PayPal

PayPal accepts POS readers at your store today.


MasterPass

MasterPass launches SelfiePay Biometrics pilot.

2016

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Cardinal wins first-of-its kind CNP Customer Choice Award for best Identity Verification and Authentication.


Visa announces plan to acquire CardinalCommerce.

Alice

Alice decision helps waive the tension with tech and fin-tech securing patents

2017

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Cardinal is officially a wholly-owned subsidiary of Visa.

Cardinal's Early Contributors

Cardinal would like to recognize the employees who have been with us since the very early years, and have worked in many technology, product development and Customer-facing roles to make CardinalCommerce who we are today.

In the early days, each of these employees did a little of everything … and a lot of amazing and visionary work. They are still with us today, and their passion and experience, combined with the rest of the staff, keeps Cardinal innovating as a global leader.

We salute them!

List of Contributors
Jaime Howard Chris Baird Andrew Heiss Mary Ballard Matt
Sobey
Eric
Neumore
Renee Galinac Adam Ratica Phil Romano John Schick Maggie O'Neil Eric Goodman Ryan Hopkins

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