Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

How Chinese exchanges influence bitcoin

Bitcoin was designed to be free from control by any one institution. But as mining and buying activity become concentrated in China, a country whose government wields absolute power, it's getting harder to argue that bitcoin is decentralized and borderless.

The mobile app security risk is growing

Retailers, financial services companies, government agencies and others that interact with customers through mobile apps need to keep security top-of-mind and threats become more sophisticated.

POS check: Rising to the mobile challenge

Mobile payment platforms debuted amidst tremendous buzz. Although the platforms launched successfully, most consumers continued to use traditional payment methods, pushing business owners to delay their mobile-first strategies to a later date. But that is changing and retailers need to be ready.

The offline and online worlds collide at Amazon's bookstores

If you want to see the potential future of retail, visit an Amazon bookstore.

Is the blockchain overhyped?

Major financial institutions such as JP Morgan are finishing up blockchain technology pilot tests and other businesses are starting to jump on board, as well. But is blockchain tech worth the hype?

MCX's CurrentC showed potential with loyalty-based approach

When JP Morgan Chase acquired the Merchant Customer Exchange payments technology last month, a 5-year saga came to a bitter end. The payments industry, which has proven difficult to navigate and succeed in over the past decade, claimed another victim.

Fledgling tech company ready to take on Amazon Go

A vending/micro market veteran has developed a technology, featuring artificial intelligence, he believes will disrupt the consumer goods distribution industry.

The future of augmented reality and mobile commerce

Retailers are inundated with new technology innovations, promising big returns for their bottom lines. It is difficult to decipher which deserve priority. However, few innovations have been able to match the benefits of augmented reality in retail.

Talking With: Gemalto's Jack Jania about EMV at the fuel pump

The card networks decided late last year to show some mercy on fuel operators and pushed back their EMV deadline to Oct. 1, 2020.

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

How will the IoT impact retailers

Retailers not using Internet of Things technology may soon want to investigate its potential given big opportunities to boost the customer experience and save big bucks.

Webinar to focus on security in digital commerce and payments

With mobile blurring the lines between physical and online shopping for both consumers and merchants, these new payment options call for security and trust models that meet the new challenges and threats.

The new payment future: 3 technologies leading the way

Changes in consumer behavior continue to be rapid, disruptive, and largely driven by technology influences, such as mobile devices, big data, the cloud, IoT and machine learning.

McDonald's move to mobile ordering will be closely watched

McDonald’s and its recently unveiled plans to implement mobile ordering and curbside pickup is proof that even the mightiest brands now know mobile ordering is the order of the future. But, chains must lay the groundwork for this major transition by preparing a foundation that helps them clear the potential hurdles and move on to future success.

US restaurants lead the charge for a cashless future

Although mobile payments are convenient for both employees and customers, transitioning to a cashless operation also presents a new set of challenges.

What's in store for beacons in 2017?

Beacon technology has not been adopted by merchants as quickly as expected, yet changes to devices and strategy will spur 4.5 million active beacons in the U.S. by 2018.

OmnyPay exec: Retailers face hurdles with mobile apps

While 84 percent of shoppers are using their smartphone for retail shopping purposes, retailers are facing more than a few obstacles when it comes to downloads of a branded app.

It's the same old story for mobile payments adoption

A recent field test from the Boston Fed's Payments Strategies group shows the shortcomings of today's market.

How retailer mobile apps can make, or break, the customer experience

Companies are always looking for new ways to solidify their relationship with their customer base and grow. Some do a good job while others miss. New technology often helps, but is not always the answer.

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