Jaxx plans to do for blockchain what the internet did for communications. Toronto-based Bitcoin consultancy and software development company Decentral announced last week that it has integrated Jaxx, its unified platform for blockchain wallet services, with cryptocurrency exchange platform ShapeShift. “You were able to buy and sell cryptocurrency, and alsoRead More
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Google has split its Wallet service into Android Pay and a Venmo-like peer-to-peer payments service. Now Google appears to have started to phase out the Google Wallet Card, which is a debit card issued by The Bancorp. To be sure, consumers can still order a Google Wallet Card here — IRead More
VeriFone Systems Inc., the payments hardware company, is going whole hog into apps. In the second quarter of next year, VeriFone plans to unveil an app marketplace for its products and services. The app marketplace will “[enable] our clients and third-party app developers to create and deploy payment and commerce applications onRead More
A company called Case introduced a hardware bitcoin wallet yesterday at Day 1 of TechCrunch Disrupt’s two-day Startup Battlefield. The device resembles a black credit card or small calculator, much like Coin. But is there really a need for a hardware bitcoin wallet for the retail market? The company looks to solve the problemRead More
US Bancorp is working on launching US Bank Pay. The disclosure was made by a company executive at Bank Innovation 2015, this blog’s annual event in Seattle this week. The executive, Niti Badarinath, senior vice president and head of mobile at US Bank, offered few details, and no timing. However, Badarinath saidRead More
Google Wallet is trying a new method to spur adoption: giving out free money. Google Wallet recently started a campaign to give out $5 to consumers who buy gift cards from the following retailers via Google Wallet: Regal Cinemas Sephora Staples Toys “R” Us on Gyft.com Whole Foods Market GoogleRead More
Sources tell us that Visa and MasterCard are looking to advance all mobile wallets by lowering their transaction fees.
Javelin Strategy Group coined the term “The Gang of 5” in a white paper published in 2013. This select group (Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay/PayPal, and Apple) represent the key payment tech disruptors in Javelin’s view. While other companies are obviously engaged in disrupting payments these key players have both theRead More
What will 45 million customers get you? A private-label deal with The Bancorp, apparently. Move over Simple, because starting today T-Mobile, with its 45 million customers (yes, you read that number right), is offering essentially the same banking services. This is arguably the most significant non-bank to get into bankingRead More
WARNING: Some of you may find this video inappropriate. Vodafone Wallet is not pulling any punches — or leaving much to the imagination — with this new TV ad for its mobile wallet (ht David Birch). If sex sells, then this new ad sells it well. Vodafone Wallet went live inRead More