Virtual Currency: The Next Disruptor in Payments

Virtual currency, such as Bitcoin, is the next disruptor in payments. Adoption is on the rise and consumers want places to spend their bitcoin.

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As mobile wallet market matures, MCX sits on the bench

A panel discussion at the recent All Payments Expo in Las Vegas examined current trends, and analysts believe CurrentC can find a place at the table, if it ever launches.

A cashless, mobile day in London

Andrew Hull, the strategy director for Pocket App, wanted to see if he could survive without cash for 24 hours.

Mexican banks adopt mPOS payments technology

The country's government is supporting different initiatives to increase card payments and financial inclusion.

Mozido enters China by way of PayEase acquisition

Company buys PayEase, which is one of 22 licensed payment processing companies in the country.

Mobile POS providers focused on flexibility and simplicity

Mobile Payments Today spoke to several companies at last month's National Retail Federation Big Show about what they need to do to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Is there a battle looming in the UK between Apple Pay and Zapp?

Both mobile payment schemes are set to debut at about the same time.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on digital wallets

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in January, and what we can learn from them.

Cracking the Apple Pay code

Apple released record-breaking first quarter earnings Tuesday afternoon, but the mobile payments industry still doesn't have concrete transaction numbers for the company's wallet.

Paydiant doing just fine after last year's MCX controversy

Mobile Payments Today caught up with the mobile wallet provider at the National Retail Federation's Big Show trade conference.

Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

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Firms seek to secure bitcoin wallets, e-commerce apps on Android

Intercede and Rivetz partner to enable software developers to integrate a security product into their apps.

Tweet a payment with Barclays' Pingit mobile app

Consumers will also be able to us the service starting next month to pay small businesses.

Carta Worldwide launches cloud-based payments and tokenization

Company claims its the first such service for banks and mobile wallet service providers.

GuestLogix lands agreement for onboard iPhone retail platform with large air carrier

Global provider of ancillary-focused merchandising, payment and business intelligence technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry today announced it will be supporting one of its largest customers' initiative to implement Apple iPhone devices for multipurpose use by flight attendants onboard.

Modest intros new platform aimed at streamlining m-commerce

Modest, a company founded by four engineers from President Obama's re-election campaign, today introduced a mobile commerce platform for retailers designed to allow them to create a free mobile app store or drop a smooth shopping experience into an existing mobile app in minutes.

CardConnect throws hat in the mPOS ring

CardConnect Mobile is an app available for iOS and Android that enables merchants to accept payments, edit receipts, manage inventory and view reports on a mobile device.

Vibes seeks to improve mobile marketing with new initiative

WalletAds is a patent-pending mobile ad technology that enables consumers to "tap and save" branded content and offers to Apple's Passbook or Google Wallet directly from a mobile ad.

Another mPOS option comes to Asia-Pacific region

Mint Payments Limited and Miura Systems announced a strategic distribution partnership that will deliver products to Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

Hip Digital links with InComm for digital gift cards

Hip will use InComm's Digital Solution's platform to access a large selection of gift cards from top national brands.

Companies intend to bring mobile commerce to petro retailers

Fiscal Systems Inc. and P97 Networks Inc. announce partnership to deploy product later this quarter.

Mobile business app provider adds PayPal acceptance

Users also have the option to use PayPal Here.

Powa teams with eProcessing Network on mPOS product

Powa will integrate eProcessing Network's ePNMobile for Tablet iOS and Android application with the PowaPOS T25.

GoCoin co-founder and CEO to keynote Virtual Currency Today Summit, April 29 in Boston

Steve Beauregard, co-founder and CEO of payment platform GoCoin, will keynote VCTS on the 'the next disruptor in payments.'

Mobile POS provider iZettle gives away new Lite readers

Device is available to businesses in the U.K., Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands

Great American Cookies finds sweet spot with NCR Silver platform

The chain announced it has deployed the cloud-based point-of-sale platform in 89 of its franchise stores nationwide.

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