It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.
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.
Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?
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 wallets have the same issue essentially. While they are interesting tools, most consumers don't see a reason why they need to use them.
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.
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?
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.
Bitcoin recently celebrated its seventh birthday. It has come from humble beginnings, but this year bitcoin prices and blockchain tech are ready to explode.
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.
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.
EMV and bank innovation also should be hot topics next week in Las Vegas, writes Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez.
The annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C., included discussions about virtual currency and the role it might play in financial services.
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.
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.
Do food and bitcoin mix? What does the virtual currency offer to restaurants specifically?
When the New York BitLicense landed last month, it created a massive storm of protests. It brought the debate on virtual currency regulations front and center.
With remittance fees as high as 12 percent, many migrant workers are stuck in a bind. Hence, some migrants are turning to bitcoin "rebittances" as a less expensive alternative.
Excerpted from the author's opening remarks at the Virtual Currency Today Summit last week in Boston.
Last week at the Virtual Currency Today Summit hosted by Networld Media Group, representatives from the Massachusetts government and the FTC discussed their views on the virtual currency regulatory landscape from the state and federal level.