March 21, 2023

What money should be

By Nik Milanovich From TechCrunch With the release of the Facebook consortium’s project Librawhitepaper, the internet, tech world, financial services industry and policy circles are all burning with conversation on the project’s potential. We are still very early into Libra’s life — it is, after all, still a proposal — and there is an endless set […]

Digital bank Monzo now supports Android Pay

By Nick Summers From engadget Monzo, the British “bank” with a coral-coloured card and a clever savings app, has added support for Android Pay. It’s only available for users with current accounts, however. Monzo started with a simple pre-paid card, forcing customers to transfer money from an existing bank account to take advantage of its […]

CurrentC is the big retailers’ clunky attempt to kill Apple Pay and credit card fees

By Josh Constine from Techcrunch Long before Apple Pay, big brick-and-mortar retail chains were conspiring to sidestep the typical 2% to 3% fees they’re charged by credit card companies when consumers pay with credit. A company called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), spearheaded by Walmart, was started to build a mobile payment solution that would become […]

Apple Pay to launch this week with mixed expectations

By Jordan Golson From TechRepublic Apple is expected to launch its Apple Pay mobile payments initiative this week for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners, but not everyone is excited. Apple will hold a media event on Thursday at its Cupertino headquarters. The company is expected to launch a new iMac, updated iPads, and announce […]

Mobile payments are finally a reality thanks to Apple

By Robert McCarthy from techcrunch Editor’s note: Robert McCarthy has designed, developed, researched and evangelized mobile products and technologies, with a focus on mobile and emerging payment eco-systems, for more than 15 years. At Mobiquity, Robert advises clients in areas including mobile communications, network and mobile security, and cloud infrastructure design. A song lyric from […]