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Small service providers becoming heavyweights and outcompeting system integrators

Retail bank’s strategic implementation illustrates new third-party services trend.

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How blockchain tokens can be key to nurturing ecosystems

Ultimately, successful ecosystems are those that inspire users to consolidate activities within them. Tokens make the participation in these ecosystems not only convenient but also potentially profitable.

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How blockchain technology is disrupting the remittance industry

Blockchain disruption is coming. It’s up to you whether you prepare yourself.

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How smartphones are taking over traditional cash exchange systems

More than just a tool for communications, it’s now easier than ever to use your personal device to conduct all manner of business transactions.

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How the disruptive power of Blockchain could impact the digital economy

Blockchain holds plenty of promise for security and interoperability, but IT leaders are still trying to better understand the technology and how to put it to use. This much-hyped technology has an incredible power to disrupt many...

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Apple considering Venmo-like feature to make you more likely to use Apple Pay

Soon you may be able to use Apple Pay instead of Venmo to pay your friend back for dinner.

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Google partners with PayPal to bring new checkout options for Android Pay

Google and PayPal have announced they are teaming up to allow users to access their accounts at store checkouts via Android Pay.

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Huawei rolls out its Android Wear 2.0 watch in the U.S. with an eye on fitness, Android Pay

Android Wear fans looking for a wearable built for the latest generation of the OS have two new watches to choose from: the Huawei Watch 2 and Verizon Wear 24.

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Why smart stores don't check out

Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

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Surprise! Your first-gen Huawei Watch might get Android Pay after all

A statement from Huawei reportedly confirms that its first-generation wearable has a dormant NFC chip that may be turned on after the Android Wear 2.0 update lands.

Visa's payment-enabled sunglasses are ready for the beach

Visa's latest prototype shows off just how easy tap-to-pay can be—letting you buy stuff with a pair of sunglasses.

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6 apps Apple really needs to make for Android

If Apple is ever planning to bring any more apps to the Play Store, I hope it's one of these.

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You can now send and receive money right in the Android Gmail app

While it has been available for years in the web client, Google has finally added an option to send money while composing a message inside the official Android Gmail app.

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Charitable donations made via PayPal may be going astray

Donors who use the PayPal Giving Fund claim in a class action lawsuit that few of their donations reach the proper charity.

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Visa, Mastercard beef up mobile payment tech at Mobile World Congress

Visa on Monday announced one of the most unusual approaches, one that relies primarily on older QR code technology through its mVisa payment service.

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Javelin, Visa offer different takes on whether card fraud is moving online

According to a report released last week by Javelin, card-not-present fraud went up 40 percent this year, but according to a new report from Visa, there has been no increase in online fraud. The increase in card-not-present fraud was...

Online card fraud up as thieves avoid more secure chip cards for in-store payments

Deterred by more secure chip cards for in-store payments, thieves have resorted to stealing credit-card numbers and passwords or opening new accounts with false credentials to use in making online payments for purchases, according to...

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Google is killing its bold Hands Free payment experiment

While only limited to select stores in the Bay Area, Hands Free let you buy stuff just by saying, "I'll pay with Google."

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