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.
Our Story, Our People
Cardinal is founded, April 1, 1999
First patents filed
Launch of eDiscreet, an alternative payment brand.
First patents granted.
Amazon.com posted first yearly profit.
US and international patents granted.
Launched 2IDentiFI, our authentication platform for Financial Institutions.
First tweet was sent out by Jack Dorsey, who founded Twitter -- "just setting up my twttr".
Apple surpassed one billion iTunes downloads.
Facebook over took MySpace to become the internet's largest social network.
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 reaches 100M users
US eCommerce and online retail holiday sales reached $33.8 billion, up 13 percent.
PayPal accepts POS readers at your store today.
MasterPass launches SelfiePay Biometrics pilot.
Cardinal wins first-of-its kind CNP Customer Choice Award for best Identity Verification and Authentication.
Visa announces plan to acquire CardinalCommerce.
Alice decision helps waive the tension with tech and fin-tech securing patents
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!
Neumore Renee Galinac Adam Ratica Phil Romano John Schick Maggie O'Neil Eric Goodman Ryan Hopkins