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Tomorrow’s Transactions Toronto Unconference 2013
  Dec. 11, 2013 - Following the success of last year’s Digital Money Unconference sold out event, this year’s Tomorrow’s Transactions Toronto Unconference 2013 was held
Real World Cloud NFC Mobile Payments
I went on a shopping spree yesterday using my Nexus 7 Android tablet to pay via NFC. I wanted to test out KitKat’s new NFC abilities
Is Bitcoin the Gateway to Mobile Money?
If you are involved in mobile money at all, you’ve likely been keeping a keen eye on Bitcoin. The controversial digital currency is getting a
Why NFC mobile payments aren’t dead yet
Android 4.4 KitKat puts NFC on life support NFC fatigue seems like it’s almost become rigor mortis in my conversations with issuers and merchants over the
Mobile Money Trust Issues
Just read an interesting article on the South African based site Business Insight on how consumers are not warming up to mobile money. It cites research that
Searching for Global Financial Inclusion Pioneers
My co-author, Karl Mehta and I have both been working for years in the exciting field of mobile financial services. Reflecting on what has already
October Mobile Money Round Up
 October has been a busy month around the world for mobile money, and we wanted to share a few of our favorite stories with you.  From
Complex eco-systems only works in equilibrium. An argument for using Chaos Theory in Mobile Payments.
Equilibrium is a beautiful state for any eco-system to be in. In this state, all participants are participating and growing at the same rate. In

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Etsy Launches Free Mobile Payment Dongle

I confess, I've never met an Etsy seller in real life. That's not to say they don't exist—that would be a bit silly. It's just that most of the times I've shopped on Etsy for something, the transaction has been entirely virtual: I fire up my credit card, I wait

Money in a mobile world
The eyes have it

The growth of mobile devices in the last couple of years has been undeniably staggering. It is worth remembering that at the start of 2010 the iPad had not even been released and the word tablet was confined to the medical industry. nVision reported that at the start

Why do retailers still not see mobile commerce as a priority?
Following years of mid-market retailers downplaying the importance of the mobile channel due to low conversation rates, mobile traffic now dominates online activity.

The result? Far too many retailers are simply opting for a quick-fix responsive design approach to create a ’mobile friendly’ experience that is anything but.

Don’t Let Apple Pay Disrupt Your Mobile Payment Strategy

The phone, with its embedded Apple Pay capabilities, has the potential to be the tipping point for widespread adoption of mobile point-of-sale payments. While this is significant in and of itself, it’s important to step back and consider the bigger picture implications for your financial institution’s mobile payments strategy.

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Ditching your wallet wholesale for plastic cards and mobile payments may be a bad idea, say financial advisers

The 23-year-old adviser at the VTAG Financial Group Inc. in Toronto was one of the early adopters of the “cashless” lifestyle, a move to ditch pocket change and bills in favour of plastic cards and mobile phone payments.

“I simply decided that change and cash were too frustrating to deal with,”

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