Today In Payments: Beijing Offers Lottery For Digital Yuan Pilot; Mitek Acquires ID R&D To Fight Identity

In today’s top news, Beijing is holding a $6.2 million lottery to pilot its digital yuan, and Mitek has acquired ID R&D to expand its identity fraud-fighting platform. Plus, Instacart is looking to open automated fulfillment centers to reduce costs and form stronger partnerships with grocery store chains.