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.
Ricardo Belmar, senior director, worldwide enterprise product marketing at InfoVista, has been entrenched in the world of networks, technology and retail customer experience for decades. Retail Customer Experience, a Mobile Payments Today sister publication, caught up with him at the recent NRF 'Big Show' to get his perspective on what's ahead.
It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.
The Purchase, New York-based card network has already helped MNOs such as Vodafone Ukraine, Digicel Group in the Caribbean, Viettel Telecom in Vietnam and Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom to roll out various services related to digital payments.
Karen Katz, former president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Group, and Visa CEO Alfred Kelly shared insight, expectations and strategy during a panel talk at the NRF Big Show in January on boosting the retail mobile commerce customer experience.
Wayfair is hot for mobile as it's allowing the retail home furnishing seller to drive an enhanced customer experience that is proving rewarding for the bottom line. Fast casual Panera is also benefiting from the mobile tech evolution and new digital tools are paying for themselves in terms of sales growth.
Mobile Payments Today recounts all the ways we love our favorite transaction method, flaws and all.
It's time for a look back at January's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.
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.
A CES panel explored the challenges of payments technology, including the difficulty with online payments, glitches in online payment systems, the lack of retail locations that accept mobile payments and problems specific to cross-border payments.
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.
NFC, QR codes and various in-app payment methods have helped change the way consumers pay via a smartphone.
Roger Niederer, head merchant services, SIX Payment Services, offers up insight on how technology is not only changing consumer behavior and needs, but also the choice of payment options that retailers can and must offer customers online and in-store.
Today's mobile payments experience has too many potential cracks in the system waiting to form that put a snag in the potential of a smooth ride start to finish. The industry should work to prevent such issues as much as possible.
For a company once known as a threat to the card networks and banks, PayPal is now an ally as it pushes forward with digital payments.
By now, it should be obvious to every bank that no company can afford to neglect mobile payments.
Mobile Payments Today takes a look at the top blog posts in 2017.
Mobile Payments Today takes a look back at the top features on the site throughout the past year.
These areas present great opportunities, but also significant challenges.
The implementation of the new European payments legislation is imminent, affecting the payments industry like never before and bringing the future of banking back into the hands of its consumers.