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.

Banks and the blockchain: Do they fit together?

Banks and the blockchain: Do they fit together?

Banking giants are moving toward the blockchain at an increasingly aggressive pace. But, are they right for the blockchain? Will their efforts translate into apps? What does it mean for the bitcoin industry?

March mobile payments 5 for 5: Mobile World Congress in focus

March mobile payments 5 for 5: Mobile World Congress in focus

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

What might be ahead for virtual currency in 2016

What might be ahead for virtual currency in 2016

Bitcoin recently celebrated its seventh birthday. It has come from humble beginnings, but this year bitcoin prices and blockchain tech are ready to explode.

How can virtual currency help the financially underserved?

How can virtual currency help the financially underserved?

Virtual Currency Today, a sister publication of Mobile Payments Today, recently spoke with Bryne Reese about his money transfer company Uphold and what role bitcoin can play with today's financial services.

Bitcoin could be a life saver for financially underserved in Africa

Bitcoin could be a life saver for financially underserved in Africa

Zimbabwe residents recently went through horrific hyper inflation, which eventually led to the abandonment of their national currency altogether. Bitcoin could be the solution not only to Zimbabwe's problems but those of financially underserved populations in Africa.

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

EMV and bank innovation also should be hot topics next week in Las Vegas, writes Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez.

Bitcoin brings the blockchain, and regulation, to the forefront

Bitcoin brings the blockchain, and regulation, to the forefront

The annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C., included discussions about virtual currency and the role it might play in financial services.

The blockchain's future opportunities

The blockchain's future opportunities

Bitcoin has an aura of rebellion, danger and newness that gets much of the media attention. However, the technology powering bitcoin has remained in the background until recently.

Preview: 2015 ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

Preview: 2015 ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

Technology offers new ways for consumers to hold, control and spend their money. This summit promises to help execs get their arms around the former and meet the expectations of the latter.

Bitcoin's place with restaurants

Bitcoin's place with restaurants

Do food and bitcoin mix? What does the virtual currency offer to restaurants specifically?

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