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Tomorrow’s Transactions Toronto Unconference 2013
  Dec. 11, 2013 - Following the success of last year’s Digital Money Unconference sold out event, this year’s Tomorrow’s Transactions Toronto Unconference 2013 was held
Real World Cloud NFC Mobile Payments
I went on a shopping spree yesterday using my Nexus 7 Android tablet to pay via NFC. I wanted to test out KitKat’s new NFC abilities
Is Bitcoin the Gateway to Mobile Money?
If you are involved in mobile money at all, you’ve likely been keeping a keen eye on Bitcoin. The controversial digital currency is getting a
Why NFC mobile payments aren’t dead yet
Android 4.4 KitKat puts NFC on life support NFC fatigue seems like it’s almost become rigor mortis in my conversations with issuers and merchants over the
Mobile Money Trust Issues
Just read an interesting article on the South African based site Business Insight on how consumers are not warming up to mobile money. It cites research that
Searching for Global Financial Inclusion Pioneers
My co-author, Karl Mehta and I have both been working for years in the exciting field of mobile financial services. Reflecting on what has already
October Mobile Money Round Up
 October has been a busy month around the world for mobile money, and we wanted to share a few of our favorite stories with you.  From
Complex eco-systems only works in equilibrium. An argument for using Chaos Theory in Mobile Payments.
Equilibrium is a beautiful state for any eco-system to be in. In this state, all participants are participating and growing at the same rate. In

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Get ready for digital signatures
Bank customers may soon have the option to authenticate online banking transactions through digital signatures. A report by a Reserve Bank of India committee, Enabling Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in Payment System Applications, has given a phase-wise implementation timeline proposal for this   The report stresses on the need to have a
Money on wheels: Banking gets seriously mobile

But ever since crofters on the Isle of Lewis first encountered it in 1946, mobile banking has also had another manifestation, in the form of a bank on wheels.

At that time the crofters found it hard to reach the main town, Stornoway, as they were too busy weaving tweed.

Instead the bank

WeChat and Its Mobile Commerce Potential

WeChat has enjoyed explosive growth over the last few years and has de-throned Weibo as the go-to social medium in China. In this first wave of growth, it has been the networking and communications functions thathave been most notable. The comparisons to Weibo during this first wave have been easy to

Square acquisition rumours raising questions about mobile payments

In June 2013, research firm Gartner Inc. released a report saying it expected a 35 per cent jump in the volume and value of mobile transactions between 2012 and 2017. And in 2013 alone, it was expected to become a $235.4 billion market worldwide, so it’s hardly surprising some companies

How Africa Beat the West at Reinventing Money for the Mobile Age
No one, it seems, carries cash anymore, so we blunder through the inconvenience that comes with our dependence on plastic. Just as often, I encounter a street vendor or taxi driver who can’t handle my proffered card and am left shaking out my pockets and purse.

When I returned to the United

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