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Apple Pay Cash and stateless cryptocurrency

Apple must by now be close to launching its promised Apple Pay Cash service, and when it does, it will be taking a big step toward building its own kind of multinational cryptocurrency.

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Blockchain gains traction in FinTech as payment networks emerge

Banks and financial tech companies are increasingly embracing blockchain’s native capabilities as the basis for cross-border payment networks.

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FinTech builds on blockchain for international mobile payments

IBM unveiled a cross-border blockchain payments service with a Polynesian payments system provider designed to improve efficiency and reduce the cost of making global payments for business and consumers.

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Visa, Mastercard beef up mobile payment tech at Mobile World Congress

Visa on Monday announced one of the most unusual approaches, one that relies primarily on older QR code technology through its mVisa payment service.

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Apple is truly determined to disrupt banking with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is much more than a frictionless and secure payments service, Apple also thinks it will help accelerate the digital transformation of the banking industry.

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5 disruptive technologies to track in 2017

Savvy tech execs are keeping these cutting-edge developments on their radar screens.

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Visa and Mastercard extend deadline by three years for chip cards at fuel pumps

Implementing chip cards at the nation’s outdoor fuel pumps is more complex when compared to indoor terminals. Weather plays a role, as do the network configurations required to connect the pumps to banks that certify the payments.

It looks like Apple Pay is already really big in Japan

It looks like Apple Pay is already really big in Japan

Reports that Apple Pay's Japanese launch is off to a rocky start don't reflect reality

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Apple Pay at two years: Not much to celebrate (yet)

While Apple Pay supposedly helped spark a revolution for in-store mobile payments, there's not much celebrating by Apple or its rivals.

Chip card lawsuit to move forward against Visa, Mastercard, others

A federal judge has ruled it is plausible that four national credit-card companies improperly conspired “in lockstep” to set a deadline of Oct. 1, 2015 for requiring retailers to upgrade their technology to accept embedded chip cards...

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Chip-card rollout a year later: Slow and, mostly, sure

It will be another two years, at least, before chip cards become ubiquitous among U.S. retailers.

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Mastercard launches dev platform for building payment, security apps

Mastercard launched an ambitious open Mastercard Developers platform to help third-party developers create commerce-related apps and services.

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Apple Pay coming to 200,000-plus websites, not just in-store or in-app

Apple Pay on websites launched on Tuesday with the release of iOS 10 and will hit Mac desktops when macOS Sierra launches next week.

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How 3 fintech startups are shaking up security

Over the years, the financial industry has invested heavily in staff, processes and technology to improve security. But some startups are taking a more innovative approach.

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CVS launches CVS Pay, plans to roll it out nationwide

CVS Pay allows customers to pay in store for prescriptions by scanning a barcode at the register.

Reading the Apple tea leaves for what's coming this fall

August represents the summer doldrums between the Worldwide Developer's Conference and September -- when new hardware and OSes arrive. Time to look at what Apple's up to.

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Going cardless at the ATM catches on

Several major U.S. banks now allow the use of a smartphone to withdraw cash from an ATM using NFC technology.

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