Month: October 2019

Amazon to make its cashierless Go technology available to other merchants?

“Amazon is in talks to bring the cashierless technology that runs its Go stores to other retailers like airport shops and movie theatres, according to people familiar with the matter… The idea is to start installing the technology working for customers in the first quarter of 2020 and have hundreds of these stores working by …

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Payments networks to drop support for Facebook’s Libra digital currency?

“Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc and other financial partners that signed on to help build and maintain the Libra payments network are reconsidering their involvement following a backlash from US and European government officials, according to people familiar with the matter.” Read the rest of Payments networks to drop support for Facebook’s Libra digital currency? at …

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Mexico switches on national NFC and QR instant mobile payments platform

Mexico’s Cobro Digital national mobile payments platform — known as CoDi — is now live across the country, enabling consumers to make NFC and QR payments via their mobile banking app and letting merchants receive funds instantly with no commission charges to pay. Codi has been developed by Mexico’s central bank, Banco de México, and …

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German government adds iPhone NFC identity card reading to digital ID app

The German government is using the NFC contactless chip reading capabilities now available on Apple iPhones in a new iOS app that lets citizens securely identify themselves to a range of online service providers by reading their contactless national ID card with their smartphone. The launch of AusweisApp2 for iOS follows the rollout of iOS …

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Japanese government offers discounts to consumers making cashless payments with cards and mobile phones

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has launched a major initiative designed to persuade consumers to move away from paying in cash, by providing a rebate whenever they use a card or mobile phone to make a purchase at any of 500,000 merchants across the country. The launch of the Cashless project has …

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