Best of 2017: Did those predictions about mobile payments come true?

Best of 2017: Did those predictions about mobile payments come true?

Mobile Payments Today takes a look back at the top features on the site throughout the past year.

Deciphering the value of cryptocurrencies

Deciphering the value of cryptocurrencies

Understanding the potential of blockchain and decentralized applications begins with asking the right questions about what they're for and what gives them value.

Mobile Payments Today: October's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: October's top reads

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

Will Trump's White House embrace the blockchain?

Will Trump's White House embrace the blockchain?

The Trump administration has expressed interest in using blockchain technology. Could this signal upcoming developments in blockchain regulation and government use?

Is blockchain for banking hype or opportunity?

Is blockchain for banking hype or opportunity?

The banking industry has always tended to be conservative and extremely cautious with any kind of experimentation. This is certainly true with blockchain. But it's also true that banks realize the technology does have applicability, and cannot be ignored.

Russians 'have it their way' with Whoppercoin

Russians 'have it their way' with Whoppercoin

The Burger King franchise in Russia has rolled out a loyalty program built around the 'Whoppercoin.' It's a cryptocurrency that customers can traffic in online or trade in for free burgers. Could it also be a signal that Russia is softening its hostile stance toward virtual currency?

Mobile Payments Today: July's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: July's best reads

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

Bitcoin's place in the fintech conversation

Bitcoin's place in the fintech conversation

Fintech isn't just the new kid on the block anymore; it's got some serious dough behind it. But does it mean that fintech companies are the future?

What do financial executives need to know about the blockchain

What do financial executives need to know about the blockchain

Blockchain continues to win mindshare among fintech executives. The naysayers' position is starting to soften, and the viability of blockchain as a means to exchange information between untrusted parties has begun to receive recognition from major banks.

The current state of blockchain regulation

The current state of blockchain regulation

With new technologies, it takes a while for regulation to catch up. Blockchain technology is no exception. While we are slowly beginning to see standards emerge, the reputation of blockchain is still marred by the criminal aspects of bitcoin.

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

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

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.

Is the blockchain overhyped?

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?

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

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.

Mobile Payments Today: February's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: February's best reads

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

How much more will the internet change financial services?

How much more will the internet change financial services?

One area that has lagged in innovation is financial services. While money is inherently a conservative market, many predicted that providers would innovate quickly or be replaced.

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?

Can Twitter make bitcoin easier to use?

Can Twitter make bitcoin easier to use?

It is no secret that bitcoin has problems gaining a mainstream audience, but one company has attempted to solve the issue by allowing users to send bitcoin via Twitter.

Bitcoin and mobile payments share some growing pains

Bitcoin and mobile payments share some growing pains

Bitcoin and mobile wallets have the same issue essentially. While they are interesting tools, most consumers don't see a reason why they need to use them.

The great debate: Executives discuss the pro and cons of a cashless society

The great debate: Executives discuss the pro and cons of a cashless society

It wasn't Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, but six payments executives took the stage last week in Chicago at Networld Media Group's Bank Customer Experience Summit to engage in a friendly debate about cash versus electronic payments.

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