Mobile Suica Still Accounts for Disappointing Share of Suica Users and Transactions in Japan

By:  Dan Balaban NFC TIMES Exclusive – While Apple Pay next month will mark the 5th anniversary since its launch in the U.S., there is another contactless-mobile payments service that is three times as old as Apple Pay–Japan’s Osaifu-Keitai, or wallet phones, which this year turned 15.  Related stories, automatically selected:  Launch of Apple Pay in…

China delays launch of digital currency

China has ‘no timetable’ for the launch of its digital currency, the governor of the country’s central bank has revealed. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) released in-depth information earlier this month on how its DC/EP digital currency would work and there has been speculation that it would go live as soon as 11 November…