NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com News and analysis on the emerging technologies transforming how consumers choose what to buy, who to buy from, and how to pay Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:08:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://www.nfcworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-nfc-world-site-icon-32x32.png NFC World https://www.nfcworld.com 32 32 37289602 Metrolink rolls out open loop ticketing on Manchester trams https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/07/15/363515/metrolink-rolls-out-open-loop-ticketing-on-manchester-trams/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:08:33 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63515 “The new system will mean customers can simply touch-in at the start of a journey and touch-out at the end using a contactless bank card or another contactless-enabled payment device, such as a phone or watch. The system will then automatically work out the total daily fare for a customer’s journeys and the price will […]

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Shinhan to put credit cards on the blockchain https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/07/15/363513/shinhan-to-put-credit-cards-on-the-blockchain/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:36:32 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63513 “With the patent-winning technology, the card firm has established a blockchain-powered credit transaction process that enables various functions, such as setting a maximum spending limit, paying in monthly installments and completing payments between merchants and consumers… The company is the first in the world to have established a credit transaction service using the new record-keeping […]

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Turkey unveils plans for a central bank-issued digital currency https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/07/15/363511/turkey-unveils-plans-for-a-central-bank-issued-digital-currency/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:26:34 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63511 “The government of Turkey has included a central bank-issued digital currency in its 2019–2023 economic roadmap published on July 9… In addition to a central bank digital currency, the development plan lists blockchain adoption in the operations of transportation and customs.”

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Samsung partners with Korean banks and carriers to launch blockchain mobile ID platform https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/07/15/363509/samsung-partners-with-korean-banks-and-carriers-to-launch-blockchain-mobile-id-platform/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:11:52 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63509 “A group of major tech companies and financial institutions have joined hands to launch a blockchain-based digital identity platform available on smartphones… Samsung Electronics Co, three mobile carriers — SK Telecom Co, KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp — KEB Hana Bank, Woori Bank and Koscom, an IT subsidiary of the main stock exchange, signed […]

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Libra to use QR codes to let consumers buy and sell cryptocurrency https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/07/15/363507/libra-to-use-qr-codes-to-let-consumers-buy-and-sell-cryptocurrency/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:03:54 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63507 “Facebook is also in talks with local convenience stores and money exchanges to ensure anti-laundering checks are applied when people cash-in or cash-out Libra for traditional currency, and to let you use a QR code to buy or sell Libra in person.”

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Amazon rolls out QR-based anti-counterfeiting platform https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/07/15/363505/amazon-rolls-out-qr-based-anti-counterfeiting-platform/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:29:44 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63505 “Transparency is a product serialization service that provides a unique code for every unit that is manufactured. Brands put these codes on its products and every time one of these products is ordered in Amazon’s stores, Amazon scans and verifies the code to ensure only authentic units reach customers. Additionally, customers can use a mobile […]

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Hong Kong commuters to get iPhone and Apple Watch ticketing ‘later this year’ https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/07/15/363503/hong-kong-commuters-to-get-iphone-and-apple-watch-ticketing-later-this-year/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:00:32 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63503 “Octopus Cards Limited is excited to announce that customers will be able to use their Octopus on their iPhone or Apple Watch for transit and retail payment with Apple Pay later this year. More details will be shared soon.”

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Apple Pay offers free fries at McDonald’s https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/07/15/363501/apple-pay-offers-free-fries-at-mcdonalds/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:54:07 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63501 “Apple today has kicked off its latest Apple Pay promotion. This time, users can secure a free order of french fries from McDonald’s when using Apple Pay all month long… Apple has been offering Apple Pay discounts through various retailers, services, and restaurants on a near-weekly basis recently. Recent offers have included $1 tacos through […]

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Merchant payments association calls for 18 month delay on strong customer authentication https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/07/11/363495/merchant-payments-association-calls-for-18-month-delay-on-strong-customer-authentication/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:50:43 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63495 “To avoid significant acceptance disruptions, EPSM recommends that all regions should agree an additional timeframe of 18 months for standard applications, as well as up to 36 months for challenging applications, such as those in the travel and hospitality sector. This will deliver an EU-wide harmonised migration approach by the EBA and the 28 national […]

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Qualcomm to include NFC in entry-level smartphone platform https://www.nfcworld.com/2019/07/11/363493/qualcomm-to-include-nfc-in-entry-level-smartphone-platform/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:21:55 +0000 https://www.nfcworld.com/?p=63493 “The Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform debuts the following ‘firsts’ in the 2-series: 64-bit CPU, Dual-ISP, supports up to 13MP photo capture​, support for Full HD (1080p) video capture​, support for HD+ resolution display, hexagon DSP for audio and sensor processing​, support for Dual SIM with Dual VoLTE, EVS voice calls​, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, support for NFC […]

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