Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is bullish on mobile banking. A “low-cost digital debit card,” he said, along with the proper safeguards and reasonable fees, could transform the lives of billions of people who now lack access to basic banking services. Earlier this week, he toldRead More
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What does a young person do today when he wants to choose a bank? He might check out what interest rates are offered on savings accounts or loans, or he might just want to know who has the coolest mobile app. We know one thing he won’t do — walk into the nearest branch to ask if the bank might be right for him.
It’s getting increasingly difficult to buy or sell bitcoins using an iPhone. But it may soon be a snap to do so on an Android device. Apple has been methodically shutting down bitcoin wallets and exchanges on iOS devices over the last couple of months, with the latest victim being theRead More
Mobile gift-card management company Gyft today announced discounts for users of alternative payment methods, such as bitcoins and PayPal. Gyft’s platform allows users to gather gift cards into one mobile app, which can then be used to make purchases at the point of sale or online. This technology is reminiscent ofRead More