Post Tagged with: "Internet of Things"

Swipe Your Mug, Refill, Repeat

Swipe Your Mug, Refill, Repeat

by November 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm 1 comment

From watches to rings to wristbands to — coffee mugs? Wearable and Internet of Things (Io) payments technology is quietly making its way into our daily routine, increasingly adding new gadgets that pay for themselves. The most recent addition is the SmartCup, created by Frank Green, a company that designsRead More

Hot Hashtag: Fintech and the #IoT

Hot Hashtag: Fintech and the #IoT

by August 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm 1 comment

The Internet of Things — the network of internet-connected devices that might include your alarm clock, thermostat, and refrigerator– is growing, and that carries important implications for fintech and beyond. On Twitter, the hashtag #IoT has reached over 3.3 million users in the past several hours, with around 387 retweets and counting, whichRead More

Blockchain technology could revolutionize small business finance

Blockchain technology could revolutionize small business finance

by June 14, 2016 at 1:00 am 2 comments

Small business finance is a window of opportunity big enough to drive a truck through. Yet despite years of effort by many smart ventures, there has not yet been a breakthrough to mass scale. Many digital loan processing ventures, such as Ondeck and Kabbage have reached significant scale. Yet weRead More

Fitbit Buys Mobile Payment Tech from Coin

Fitbit Buys Mobile Payment Tech from Coin

by May 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm 2 comments

Your morning runs are about to get way more “connected.” Fitbit, a popular provider of wearable technology, announced today that it has acquired mobile payment technology from Silicon Valley startup Coin. Terms were not disclosed. The company said: The deal includes key personnel and intellectual property specific to Coin’s wearablesRead More

MasterCard Releases Its IoT App for Samsung Refrigerator

MasterCard Releases Its IoT App for Samsung Refrigerator

by May 18, 2016 at 10:30 am 0 comments

The vision of a refrigerator — and internet of things — that can facilitate home shopping has been realized. MasterCard several days ago quietly released its iOS app to support a partnership with Samsung it announced last January. The new Groceries by MasterCard app connects to Samsung’s Family Hub Refrigerator for “standingRead More

Blockchains Predicted to Power the Internet of Things

Blockchains Predicted to Power the Internet of Things

by February 17, 2016 at 12:32 pm 1 comment

You might be using a blockchain to order detergent within the next few years. That’s because blockchains, or more properly, distributed ledgers, are likely to be used to authenticate users of IoT devices, according to Chris Skinner, author of the forthcoming book ValueWeb. Skinner told Bank Innovation today that heRead More

Coolest Brands 2016: MasterCardMaking Payments Happen in the IoT

Coolest Brands 2016: MasterCard

Making Payments Happen in the IoT

by February 16, 2016 at 8:46 am 2 comments

Is it possible for a payment network to be cool? And what if that payment network was launched in — gasp! — in 1966? It is when that payment network is gamely inventing internet of things payments on the fly. Welcome, to MasterCard, one of the coolest brands in banking.Read More

Ripple CEO Chris Larsen Discusses the Internet of Value [VIDEO]

by January 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Chris Larsen, CEO of Ripple, had plenty to say about payments at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. “We’re moving into a world where value — money, payments — is moving like information already does on the internet, and that s a big deal,” he said. The lack of interoperabilityRead More

Finance Apps Shine on Wearables

Finance Apps Shine on Wearables

by January 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Where are mobile financial services most popular? Try your wrist. Finance apps proved to be among the most popular on wearable devices, according to App Annie’s 2015 Retrospective report. On smartphones and tablets, finance apps didn’t make the Top 10. There was one market, however, that proved an exception: China. In China,Read More

MasterCard Leaps into Internet of Things with Two New Deals

MasterCard Leaps into Internet of Things with Two New Deals

by January 6, 2016 at 11:18 am 4 comments

MasterCard is bringing payments to the Internet of Things with partnerships with Samsung, which makes a smart refrigerator, and Coin — yes, that Coin. MasterCard’s IoT deals portend what we expect will be an extremely active year in Internet of Things for fintech. The Samsung partnership is called Groceries byRead More