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Mastercard Opens-Up Access to Blockchain API for Partner Banks and Merchants

Mastercard announced that it will be opening up access to its blockchain technology via its API published on Mastercard Developers. Mastercard’s blockchain solution provides a new way for consumers, businesses and banks to transact and is key to the company’s strategy to provide payment solutions that meet every need of financial institutions and their end-customers. […]

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Scram card looks to fight fraud with the Da Vinci card

A new UK startup, called ScramCard,  lets users link up to eight cards, online or via an app, to their Da Vinci Choice Mastercard, which has an e-ink display, touch numerical keypad and battery. When they want to make a payment in-store or make an ATM withdrawal, users press a button to pick which card they […]

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Mastercard, Swarovski launch Virtual Reality shopping experience

Mastercard and Swarovski have launched a virtual reality (VR) shopping app for the Atelier Swarovski home décor line, a collection of functional and decorative crystal home accessories designed in collaboration with world-renowned architects and designers. The app immerses consumers in a tastefully decorated home where they can browse and purchase the pieces with Masterpass, Mastercard’s digital […]

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Check yourself out before you need to check out with Oak Labs contactless mirror

Shoppers will soon be able to pay for items directly from the fitting room by tapping their NFC-equipped mobile phones at a virtual checkout located on a contactless mirror developed by San Francisco innovation outfit Oak Labs. Created in 2015 by the founders of eBay’s Retail Innovation division, the first iteration of Oak Labs touch-screen […]

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Far out! Nationwide makes contactless payment at the edge of space

Nationwide has completed the world’s highest ever contactless payment, almost at the edge of space – more than three times higher than Mount Everest and in conditions as cold as Antarctica. At 100,000 feet and -30 degrees Celsius, engineers had to design a robotic arm which was capable of making the payment, and built a […]

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NFC Forum releases video; ‘What is NFC?’

The NFC Forum has released an animated 80 second video titled “What is NFC?”  The educational and shareable video shows how, with one tap of an NFC-enabled mobile device, NFC can make daily life easier and more connected. The animated NFC video is intended to educate both businesses and the general public about NFC and […]

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