Here's the top 4 ranked by number of downloads:
No great surprise there.
The name that is as synonymous with payment as Google is with search.
But look here:
Doesn't that sound familiar? See Jumio's product here
2. Qiwi wallet
The number two slot goes to this app from Qiwi.
"QIWI Wallet is an electronic money and online payment system (transactions are conducted through QIWI Ltd.). Qiwi Group, the owner and administrator of QIWI Wallet, was founded in July 2007 and is a legal corporate entity of Cyprus. Originally targeted mainly at Russian clients, it is now used worldwide. The company claims to have more than 110,000 Self Checkout Terminals"
Yes, I had to look it up on wikipedia.
If my phone had nfc, I'd be using this, right now.
Because I already use google to rent movies from Youtube, and I'm a heavy user, so am used to the idea of a card linked to my google account, and am unafraid.
Because it integrates with the nfc terminals i see most often, Paypass and PayWave.
Yandex is the largest search engine in Russia, with 60% market share.
Yandex Money is it's ecommerce product, the second most popular in Russia.
So, 2 of them you've heard of and 2 of them are Russian.
I was slightly, but that might just be my ignorance.
Tell me below!