Blockchain

Can you Predict the Rise and Fall of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin has been known to show irregularities in its value. This past Sunday, Bitcoin's price fell to a year-to-date low of $290.83. On December 4, 2013, the price had reached an all-time high of $1147. The prices exhibit a regular trend of fluctuations from time to time. Consider the past...

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Beacons

5 Recent Developments in Beacon Technology

Nobody is talking much about beacons these days. Post Apple Pay launch, everyone is talking about the potential for NFC. But beacon technology has the potential to work along with technologies like NFC to bring innovative solutions to marketing and shopping. Here are some great developments in beacon technology: Carlsberg...

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Enabling Technologies

Has Google Given Up on Google Wallet?

Google is changing the requirements for Android certification. According to various sources, the company is adding new stipulations for Android devices from at least 20 devices manufacturers (including Samsung, LG, HTC and Lenovo), that make it necessary for them to use Google services like search engine and the voice assistant...

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BankTech

Android Market Share at 85% Bodes Well for HCE

Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology support is growing by leaps and bounds. Since it was introduced in the KitKat version of Android Operating System, HCE support in smart phones has been growing in a steep curve. Last month Google released new usage numbers showing that 25% of all smart phones...

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Cards

Payments via Facebook Messenger might become a Reality soon

Andrew Aude, a Stanford computer science student, recently made revelations about payments as an in-app feature in Facebook Messenger. He used an iOS app exploration developer tool called Cycript to capture some screenshots and a video, which suggest how the payment feature would actually work when made public. In addition,...

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Payments

Yodlee Raises $75 Mn through IPO

Yodlee, known for enabling consumer financial apps, raised $75 Mn through an initial public offering in the past week. The offering has been priced at $12 per share making the company valuation at about $340 Mn. The IPO is being run by Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Bank of America...

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Blockchain

How can Crypto-currencies achieve Mainstream Adoption?

Contrary to what many people think, Cryptocurrencies offer many advantages over other mainstream payment mechanisms. They: Eliminate the need of a bank account Require very little participation of the users Don’t require an expensive technology infrastructure upgrade Can run on smartphones and other low cost devices Subway, Latin House Grill Burger...

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