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    IBM in blockchain project with Singapore fintech startup

    November 15th, 2016

    IBM has announced a blockchain project with Singapore fintech startup KYCK! to enable the financial services provider to create new customer accounts more quickly and securely. Using the open source Hyperledger Project Fabric, KYCK! intends to provide brokerages a platform with video conferencing and encrypted document submission capabilities. “We have seen how blockchain can improve operational efficiency, increase transparency and reduce transaction risks,” says Darryl Tan, co-founder of KYCK!.

    SimplyTapp launches open source tokenization project

    October 24th, 2014

    A new open source software project designed to help banks offer tokenized card payments has been launched by HCE specialist SimplyTapp. “We feel the accessibility and control of current offerings are pretty restrictive and there… More

    Samsung includes NFC and BLE in first Tizen phone

    June 3rd, 2014

    Samsung has announced the first commercially available phone based on its Tizen operating system, and it will come with NFC. The Samsung Z is a 4.8-inch touchscreen smartphone with a 2.3GHz quad core processor and… More

    Tizen 2.0 ships with NFC

    February 19th, 2013

    Version 2.0 of the Tizen open source mobile operating system is now available and developers can download the source code and SDK from the Tizen website. Tizen is based on Linux, includes support for NFC and is backed by major mobile network operators, device and component makers including Intel, Huawei, Samsung, Orange and NTT Docomo.

    Java library implements SNEP

    June 1st, 2012

    A researcher at Turin’s Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) has developed an open source Java library that implements the NFC Forum’s SNEP protocol to allow peer-to-peer mode exchanges between NFC devices. A previous library from… More

    Eclipse NDEF plugin released

    April 4th, 2012

    An NFC plugin is now available for the Eclipse software development environment. The open source NFC Eclipse Plugin tool, written by Antares Group‘s Thomas Rorvik Skjolberg, is an NDEF message editor targeted at entry-level Android NFC developers.

    Inside updates Open NFC for ICS

    January 17th, 2012

    Inside Secure has released a new version of its open source NFC protocol stack. Open NFC 4.3.3 for Google Android 4.0 enables device manufacturers to include support for the latest NFC features included in Ice Cream Sandwich as well as access to multiple secure elements and is available to download free of charge.

    Trio of Sesames for NFC

    November 22nd, 2011

    Three NFC products have picked up Sesame awards at the Cartes trade show in Paris. NXP won the software category with its open source NFC host software stack for Android. The chipmaker also picked up the prize for the best mobility application with its PN65 integrated NFC controller and secure element. HID Global was also a winner, with its iClass SE secure identity platform taking the trusted internet and authentication category.

    NFC plugin for PhoneGap

    October 11th, 2011

    Developers Kevin Griffin and Don Coleman have written an NFC plugin for the PhoneGap open-source mobile development framework. PhoneGap-NFC allows Android apps to read and write NDEF messages, and work is now underway to add BlackBerry NFC support.

    Mozilla plans NFC support for new mobile operating system

    August 1st, 2011

    The Mozilla Foundation, responsible for the development of the Firefox open source browser, has announced plans for Boot to Gecko, a new open source operating system designed specifically for mobile phones and tablets. Mozilla’s Robert… More

    NFC news in brief • 30 May 2011

    May 30th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Identive, NXP sign VAR deal • Huawei planning NFC phones? • Vodacom looks to NFC • NFC domain names on Ebay • US banks debut P2P payments • Samsung smashes Galaxy sales record • US theme park to offer next-gen shopping experience • Rhodes framework adds NFC support • and more… More