Payments

Let's Plant a Million Trees – The Green PoS: Bharat QR

It was in February 2017 that the Indian payments industry under the guidance of the Reserve Bank and the Government of India launched Bharat QR, the world’s first interoperable Quick Response (QR) code acceptance solution. Being QR-led it allows for low-cost acceptance and highly secure push payments (consumer initiated) transaction....

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Cryptocurrency

Daily Review: The World’s Biggest Chipmaker Steps into Cryptocurrency Mining Space

As crypto heats up markets and draws the attention of all possibly touched parties, technology companies are seeking to explore new income avenues, one of which is cryptocurrency mining chips. Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone chip maker, has started producing cryptocurrency mining chips, heating up the competition with big Chinese...

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Enabling Technologies

Here's How FinTech Is Transforming China

Scott Galit(CEO – Payoneer), Venetia Lee (General Manager of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan & China – Alipay), and Ning Tang (Founder & CEO, CreditEase) explain the explosion of FinTech adoption in China, emphasizing the roles of niche-specific stakeholders in building bridges for individuals and businesses domestically and internationally.

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Retail Banking

Why France Is the Best Bet for Tech Entrepreneurs in Europe

The promise of foreign direct investments (FDI) Amid the Brexit turmoil, three European countries broke into ranks of nations with the highest growth potential for entrepreneurs. Netherlands ($68 billion), Ireland ($66 billion), and France ($50 billion) are among the nations with highest foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, ranked among the...

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Payments

Daily Review: How Conversational Commerce Forms New Purchasing Habits

Behavioral data is the most precious resource and probably the most unfair advantage a business can have. With Europe hosting the leading behaviometrics-focused businesses, no wonder studies are turning to understanding how user/consumer behavior can translate into an opportunity. Pick #1. Conversational Commerce: A New Opportunity for Card Payments Among...

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Enabling Technologies

2018: Digital Financial Technology Propelled

As it stands, 48% of the world’s population is unbanked and financially underserved, leaving new generations and disparate populations with either a deep distrust of the financial sector, or traditionally very little access to it. This translates to 2.5 billion people in developing countries who have to rely on cash...

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Authentication & Security

Daily Review: The Future of Identity

While IBM outlines the future of identity in an extensive study of 4,000 adults across three regions, Canada is half-way in the future with a particular application – travel industry. With its Known Traveller Digital Identity concept, the government of Canada is testing a new airport security and screening system...

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Payments

Daily Review: Starbucks & Mastercard Are Taking Bold Steps to Redefine Payments Habits

Businesses move towards cashless operations in various ways and at various speeds, but certain companies play a more defining role in transforming modern payment habits than others. Starbucks and Mastercard are among corporations taking bold steps to redefine payments and shopping experiences. While the strategies differ, both companies stay on...

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InsurTech

InsurTech at the Ground Level

In a refreshingly no-BS, razor-cut honest presentation, Ted Devine, CEO of Insureon, lifts the curtain into the world of one of the fastest-growing InsurTech startups in the US. In a live demo of a real conversation with the customer, Ted shows how Insureon’s AI engine called ‘Trudy’ hears conversations and...

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