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Apple Pay to Account for 1 in 2 Contactless Mobile Wallet Users by 2020

Apple Pay to account for 1 in 2 contactless mobile wallet users by 2020 The number of mobile payments users who tap to pay using a contactless payment solution provided by their mobile devices maker will grow to 450 million people worldwide by 2020, according to a new forecast from Juniper Research.

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Snapchat Will Shut Down Snapcash, Forfeiting to Venmo

Snapcash ended up as a way to pay adult performers for private content over Snapchat, not just a way to split bills with friends. But Snapchat will abandon the peer-to-peer payment space on August 30th. Code buried in Snapchat’s Android app includes a Snapcash deprecation message that displays Snapcash will no longer be available after […]

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The Blockchain Begins Finding Its Way in the Enterprise

The blockchain is in the middle of a major hype cycle at the moment, and that makes it hard for many people to take it seriously, but if you look at the core digital ledger technology, there is tremendous potential to change the way we think about trust in business.

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HTC’s Blockchain Phone Is Real, and It’s Arriving Later This Year

HTC isn’t gone just yet. Granted, it’s closer than it’s ever been before, with a headcount of fewer than 5,000 employees worldwide – that’s down from 19,000 in 2013. But in spite of those market competition, product mix, pricing, and recognized inventory write-downs, the company’s still trucking on.

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Google Pay Rolls Out Support for Peer-to-peer Payments and Mobile Ticketing

Google is making several updates to Google Pay, its recently-rebranded service for all its different payments tools. Most of these updates were announced earlier this year, but now, Google says they’re actually going live in the app. One of the additions is peer-to-peer payments.

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PayPal Checkout Can Now Be Personalized to Each Shopper

PayPal Checkout can now be personalized to each shopper PayPal today is introducing new checkout technology for e-commerce sites that will dynamically present the most relevant payment method for each customer.

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Zelle Forecast to Overtake Venmo This Year

Despite some concerns over its adoption by scammers, new payment service Zelle is shaping up to overtake rival Venmo this year, according to a new forecast from eMarketer. The firm expects Zelle to grow more than 73 percent in 2018, to reach 27.4 million users in the U.S., ahead of Venmos 22.9 million. Square Cash […]

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Adyen Aims for a $1B IPO, Valuing the Payments Startup at Up to $8.3B When It Lists on June 13

Adyen aims for a 1B IPO, valuing the payments startup at up to 8.3B when it lists on June 13 After announcing its intention to go public in May, today Adyen published more details with the finances filled in.

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Adyen Confirms an IPO in Amsterdam, Valuing the Payments Giant at $7B-$11B

The floodgates are definitely open for IPOs in the tech world right now, and the latest is coming out of Europe.

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Starbucks’s Mobile Payment Service Is Slightly Outpacing Apple’s

People really love getting their coffee more quickly. Starbucks, which has operated its own mobile payments service since 2011, is the market leader in terms of mobile payments users, beating out Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, according to a new reporter from eMarketer out this morning.

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Four of World’s Largest Auto Makers Want to Bring Blockchain to Your Car

BMW, GM, Ford and Renault launch blockchain research group for automotive industry Car makers BMW, General Motors, Ford and Renault are the big names behind a new group announced today to explore the potential of the blockchain in the automotive and mobility space.

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Microsoft Pay Comes to Outlook, Integrating Stripe, Braintree, Sage, Wave and More

Microsoft Pay comes to Outlook, integrating Stripe, Braintree, Sage, Wave and more Microsoft Pay Microsofts answer to Android Pay and Apple Pay that was originally launched in 2016 as Microsoft Wallet is getting a little more useful today. At Build, Microsoft announced that it will be integrating its digital wallet service into Outlook.

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