NFC Forum Unveils NFC Innovation Award Finalists

The NFC Forum announced today the nine finalists in the 2018 NFC Innovation Awards Program, selected by a distinguished panel of judges.   The three winners selected from this group will ...

Rambus Makes Real-time Payments Safer with Payment Account Tokenization

 Rambus Inc. has launched its Payment Account Tokenization solution to secure account-based transactions, such as automated clearing house (ACH) and real-time payments. The solution will enable central banks and clearing houses to replace ...

FIME and Barnes’ joint personalization validation tool achieved latest Mastercard qualification

 FIME and Barnes International today announce that their jointly-developed personalization validation tool (PVT) is qualified against the latest MastercardPVT Tool Release 2018 Requirements v11.3 March 2018, (“Mastercard Requirements”). FIME believes that the test ...

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What can global acceptance standards do for merchants?

By Normand Provost, nexo standards.  The global payments market is deeply fragmented. With ...

Payments as a Value Creator in the B2B Supply Chain

By Patrick Bermingham, CEO, Adflex.  A surprising number of big organisations still ...

Mobile Scan-and-go Shopping: The Future of Retail is Now

By Julian Wallis, Retail Director at Rambus.   As brick-and-mortar retailers look ...

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Netcetera simplifies mobile contactless payment with biometrics

The software company Netcetera has implemented one of the first independent solutions for contactless payment in Switzerland. It offers card issuers the opportunity to supplement their own apps with a globally standardized and certified mobile payment module. Thanks to biometrics, customers pay simply, quickly and securely with their smartphones. The solution is based on Netcetera’s […]

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Gemalto enables digitization of Hong Kong’s Octopus card into Samsung Pay

Gemalto’s Trusted Service Hub (TSH) is enabling the secure digitization of Octopus contactless smart cards into Samsung Pay. Named Smart Octopus in Samsung Pay, this new mobile payment service allows consumers to securely pay and travel by simply tapping their designated Samsung smartphones against an Octopus acceptance reader for payment or even door access. Smart Octopus in Samsung Pay leverages […]

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IDEMIA taps Fingerprints for Japan’s first biometric payment card trial

World-leading biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards (Fingerprints™) are collaborating with IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, on Japan’s first biometric payment card trial, a key milestone in the roll-out of biometric payment cards. Utilizing Fingerprints’ sensor technology, the pilot will run on Japan’s leading payment network, taking the region one step closer to commercial roll-out […]

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WISeKey defines its ICO for the WISeCoin Cryptocurrency

WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a leading cybersecurity and IoT company announced that it will launch its WISeCoin in Q4 2018. WISeCoin will be funded by an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) with forthcoming private pre-sales starting in Q3 2018. The company says that demand for WISeCoin is expected to be high as WISeKey is a well-established […]

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Mobey Day Toronto to Explore Changing Spending Habits, AI and Robotics

 Mobey Forum, the global industry association empowering banks and other financial institutions to lead in the future of digital financial services, has announced the themes and confirmed speakers for the third annual Mobey Day Toronto event, taking place at the Steam Whistle Brewery from 23-24 May 2018. With consumer spending habits evolving, and artificial intelligence (AI) and […]

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Bringing the Contactless Companion Platform to the worlds unbanked

In 2017, Samsung Semiconductor together with ecosystem partners ZeitControl, Smartlink, Ingenico and others introduced the Contactless Companion Platform to enable “digital cash for everyone”. The partners highlighted that one key for the success of contactless digital cash is the ability to address all social levels poor to rich, young to old, including the unbanked. According […]

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