Why we wrote this

The Knowledge Center’s purpose is to benefit anyone by being a high-quality, comprehensive, and objective source of information on every aspect of the payments industry. It is intended to be a learning resource for anyone, regardless of prior knowledge.

While there are many good, existing resources (that we have and continue to learn from), we saw room for improvement in the form of a well-sourced document that continues to be updated in the pursuit of completeness and rigorous accuracy, and that anyone can contribute to. The payments industry is complicated and opaque and we want this Knowledge Center to be a driving force behind demystifying the industry.