Payments companies make it easier for consumers, merchants to embrace cryptocurrencies

Payments companies make it easier for consumers, merchants to embrace cryptocurrencies

While most consumers today likely view bitcoin, bitcoin cash and alternatives such as Ethereum and Litecoin as assets, some payments companies in the past couple of months have announced plans for consumers to more easily use cryptocurrencies as payment, and merchants to accept them.

Convenience will be at the center of how retailers answer Amazon Go

Convenience will be at the center of how retailers answer Amazon Go

Go isn't necessarily a new concept, but Amazon's take on cashierless shopping brings with it questions about the future of retail, and changes the way we as consumers buy goods.

How connected cars are driving connected payments

How connected cars are driving connected payments

All the necessary software and hardware components together with the processes for the creation of the connected car pay at pump use case are currently available. The creation of a commercially viable, fully integrated solution is the next step and there are no technical or regulatory barriers to doing so.

Mobile Payments Today: February's top stories

Mobile Payments Today: February's top stories

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

A love letter to mobile payments for Valentine's Day

A love letter to mobile payments for Valentine's Day

Mobile Payments Today recounts all the ways we love our favorite transaction method, flaws and all.

Verdeva brings PayByCar to market via E-ZPass agreement

Verdeva brings PayByCar to market via E-ZPass agreement

The Boston-based company has a new twist on in-vehicle payments that uses a device already present in some 35 million automobiles on the road today.

Video: Is the idea of a single mobile payments platform too far-fetched?

Video: Is the idea of a single mobile payments platform too far-fetched?

Some fintech pundits believe that mobile payments players must adopt a single, universal platform as a solid push-start toward global ubiquity. On the other side are industry-watchers who believe that uniformity is the hobgoblin of stunted innovation.

LG Pay brings more questions than answers

LG Pay brings more questions than answers

The pending arrival of another mobile wallet in the U.S. raises some questions about how a new entrant can succeed among a growing number of options in the market.

The many faces of mobile payments

The many faces of mobile payments

NFC, QR codes and various in-app payment methods have helped change the way consumers pay via a smartphone.

Venmo, Zelle among trending topics in 2017

Venmo, Zelle among trending topics in 2017

Mobile Payments Today takes a look at the top blog posts in 2017.

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.

3 trends for 2018: Safer data, faster payments, better experiences

3 trends for 2018: Safer data, faster payments, better experiences

These areas present great opportunities, but also significant challenges.

How card payments are failing the international mobile market

How card payments are failing the international mobile market

Globally, the reliance on card-payment methods is failing merchants and their ability to further monetize. Despite the fact that there are 5 billion phone owners globally, there are only 1.5 billion credit card owners.

How 'PIN-on-mobile' could change payments acceptance for micro merchants

How 'PIN-on-mobile' could change payments acceptance for micro merchants

Jeremy Gumbley, the CTO at Creditcall, believes this category of merchants are the ideal candidates for turning a regular mobile phone into a payment device.

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Despite the less-than-stellar numbers for in-store, proximity-based mobile payments, Cyber Monday set a record for mobile-based remote payments.

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about the digital in-store customer experience

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about the digital in-store customer experience

Verifone North America President Joe Mach shares insight on what retailers are doing, the big trends in play with customer experience and how consumers are spurring trends and retail customer experience strategies.

The future of shopping: Staffless. Cashless. Gapless.

The future of shopping: Staffless. Cashless. Gapless.

ICXA Managing Director Christopher Hall muses about customer experiences that are cashless, staffless and have no gaps in covering customers everywhere they go.

Merchants can beat the Black Friday blues with faster payments, safer data

Merchants can beat the Black Friday blues with faster payments, safer data

While this period brings great opportunity for retailers, it also creates considerable challenges. Retailers must respond to evolving behaviors and manage huge increases in footfall, but still deliver the exceptional in-store experience consumers demand.

Apple Pay Cash: A step in the right direction for mobile payments?

Apple Pay Cash: A step in the right direction for mobile payments?

With its focus on premium influencers and its control over a large ecosystem, Apple is in a unique position to effect massive change where others cannot.

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.

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