Mobile Payments

Mobile payments refer to payment services operated under financial regulation and performed from or via a mobile device. Instead of paying with cash, cheque or credit cards, a consumer can use a mobile phone to pay for a wide range of services and digital or hard goods. Although the concept of using non-coin-based currency systems has a long history, it is only recently that the technology to support such systems has become widely available.

SBI Group Tests ‘S Coin’ Token for Retail Payments over Users’ Smartphones
September 26th, 2018

The Japanese banking giant plans on rolling out the “S Coin” in an attempt to dominate the mobile payments sector. This new project fits the overall vision of the company to ultimately help Japan turn cashless.

Square Cash Gains Recognition Beating Paypal’s Venmo in Popularity
August 20th, 2018

The popularity of the Bitcoin-friendly Square Cash App is growing. Now it has managed to outperform its rival, Paypal’s Venmo.

Square’s Cash App Can Now be Used to Operate Bitcoin in All US States
August 14th, 2018

Square App is expanding its geography. Now users from all the 50 U.S. states can use the app for trading operations with Bitcoin.

Desktop Version of Google Pay Gets New Design with the New User Interface
July 9th, 2018

Google’s mobile payments and loyalty platform has a new look for the already established features, plus new tools to help track payments and others.

Basepay Enables Users to Pay with Cryptos at 40M Locations After Integration with Apple Pay and Google Pay
May 14th, 2018

Thanks to Basepay ambitious plans, cryptocurrency payments will soon become available to a great number of people all over the world.

Apple Could Possibly Implement Ripple’s Interledger Protocol for Apple Pay Payments
April 10th, 2018

The Payment Request API introduced in Apple is interconnected with Ripple’s Interledger Protocol that allows easy payments across multiple ledgers.

China Allows Foreigners to Enter Its $27 Trillion Payments Market after Yi Gang Named New Head of PBoC
March 23rd, 2018

The PBoC also said that it will allow for a level playing field for the foreign players to compete with the local players in the highly saturated payments market of China.

Google Rebrands Android Pay and Google Wallet into One Service called Google Pay
January 9th, 2018

Google is bringing together some of its payment services under a new brand called Google Pay. The service will simplify online payments and accelerate access to users’ payment information.

Apple Pay Cash Officially Launches in the U.S.
December 8th, 2017

Apple enters a market with the peer-to-peer payment system Apple Pay Cash that can become a killer of similar services due to its’ simplicity.

Circle Announces Open Source Project CENTRE and Foundation
October 9th, 2017

Startup Circle opens source project CENTRE that is based on blockchain technology and will be aimed to connect different digital wallets.