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China, the once bastion of cash payments, is making the jump to virtual currency faster than any other country Figures released from the People’s Bank of China show that alternative forms of payment have risen sharply compared to the country’s acceptance of cash. As the Financial Times reports, there are 4.2 billion bank cards in circulation […]
MasterCard’s MasterPass mobile payments platform hits the UAE this year While the United Arab Emirates is a hotbed for sophisticated technology adoption in both businesses and society itself, MasterCard has curiously not released its MasterPass payments security into the region. That, however, is all set to change as Gulf News reports that MasterPass will arrive later […]
Mobile wallets have evolved over time, but what does the future really hold for them? At the start of the month I wrote about mobile wallets, mobile payments, and how the payments industry really needed to sit down and rebuild the mobile wallet from the ground up. While a lot of you certainly gave that a […]
Vodafone’s head of mCommerce in Spain believes HCE is “good news” for telcos If you weren’t already aware, MasterCard and Visa changed the payments game last week when they announced that they would be supporting Host Card Emulation – essentially allowing any apps to circumvent the secure element that telcos had placed in phones to […]
The UK mobile payments service Zapp just got a little bit more clout Mobile payments service Zapp, which can already be accessed and used by 18 million customers, has announced that it’s signed a deal with merchant software Elavon to expand its reach of retail acceptance. Why is this big news? Well Elavon is a […]
Emerging markets could benefit from Nokia’s latest slew of entry-level smartphones and feature phones At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia announced a slew of new feature phones designed to bridge the gap between smartphones and the traditional button-based handsets that we all used back in 2004/5. However, these phones are a little different. They […]
Barclaycard may be a little late to the party, but it’s ready to go head-on with established rivals The mobile payments industry is one fraught with competition. There are countless copycats out there, all offering practically the same service as one another. The same goes for the world of MPOS solutions too, with only a […]
Bitcoin prices just got that much easier to follow Bitcoin millionaires Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who rose to prominence thanks to a court case against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, have launched their own online price tracker for the digital crypto-currency. The need for such a service has been apparent for a little while now, but […]
By endorsing a new form of mobile payments, MasterCard and Visa have handed payments power to the banks MasterCard and Visa have announced that they plan to endorse Host-Card Emulation, which essentially removes the need for the old system of secure element and carrier approval of mobile tap-and-pay purchases, thus putting the power of payments […]
Loop looks at the age old problem of magstripe and solves it with a mobile wallet The US has had a painfully slow adoption rate for mobile payments at retailers and with consumers. It’s a battlefield that’s surrounded by a seemingly-endless number of competitors vying for the right way to drive consumers to paying with […]