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    Canadian banks to test blockchain digital identity network for consumers

    March 21st, 2017

    A blockchain-based digital identity network that will let Canadians verify their identity to organisations of their choice and access services such as new bank accounts, driving licenses or utilities using a mobile app is now undergoing testing ahead of a planned launch later this year. The service is backed by a group of Canadian banks that includes BMO, CIBC, Desjardins, RBC, Scotiabank and TD. More

    IBM’s Watson integrates Visa Token Service to enable tokenized payments on connected devices

    February 16th, 2017

    IBM is to integrate Visa Token Service into its Watson IoT cognitive technology platform to enable payments to be embedded into “any device connected to the Internet of Things (IoT)”, with all of IBM’s Watson… More

    Carta to host payments and fintech leaders at Mobey Day Toronto

    November 23rd, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Carta Worldwide is preparing to welcome leaders from across the payments and financial technology industry to the first Mobey Day in North America, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto… More

    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!.

    Masterpass enables in-car payments through General Motors’ OnStar

    October 31st, 2016

    Drivers will soon be able to make purchases from within vehicles using their Masterpass account through OnStar — a subscription-based, in-car communications service and General Motors (GM) subsidiary. The Masterpass-enabled service, designed in collaboration with… More

    Canada’s Interac debit network launches tokenization service

    February 22nd, 2016

    Canadian debit network Interac has unveiled its own token generation and management service that will enable financial institutions, merchants and its partners to build and manage secure digital payment experiences with support for tokenized digital… More

    IBM partners with Monitise

    July 21st, 2014

    IBM and Monitise have formed a strategic alliance designed to help financial institutions deliver cloud-based mobile banking, payments and commerce solutions to their customers. “The combination of our capabilities with Monitise will provide value to our clients, enhance the customer experience and drive business growth,” says IBM senior vice president Steve Mills.

    MeaWallet to launch mobile payments platform that supports NFC, BLE and QR

    March 6th, 2014

    MeaWallet, a white label solution that supports mobile payments via NFC, Bluetooth LE, host card emulation (HCE), QR and more, is to be launched in May this year, enabling retailers, banks, MNOs and service providers… More

    IBM launches two-factor authentication for NFC devices

    October 21st, 2013

    Computer giant IBM has added a two factor authentication solution to its IBM Worklight mobile app platform, providing “an extra layer of security when using an NFC-enabled device and a contactless smart card to conduct… More

    Apple patent reignites iPhone NFC hopes

    September 9th, 2013

    A newly published patent application shows that Apple has been working on ways to combine the fingerprint verification technology it acquired in July 2012 with NFC — and may also be eyeing a variation of… More

    IBM to develop NFC payments solutions in Moscow

    December 13th, 2011

    The computer giant has partnered with Russia’s Skolkovo Foundation to create a Science and Technology Center that will work on intelligent operations, technology for the oil and gas industry and on “the creation of security-rich and customizable mobile payment transactions for use across a number of industries including telco, retail and banking.” More

    US telcos hire GE Capital CMO to head mobile payments joint venture

    US telcos hire GE Capital CMO to head mobile payments joint venture

    November 16th, 2010

    AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA have hired Michael Abbott, the chief marketing officer for General Electrics’ GE Capital card business, as the chief executive of their NFC-based US mobile payments venture, according to the… More

    Metro Bank to issue mobile payments stickers in the UK?

    Metro Bank to issue mobile payments stickers in the UK?

    November 5th, 2010

    Plans at Metro Bank, the first new retail bank to be launched in the UK for more than a hundred years, include the provision of contactless stickers that customers could attach to their mobile phones… More

    Bank of America to run NFC payments trial in New York

    Bank of America to run NFC payments trial in New York

    August 19th, 2010

    Bank of America will begin a field trial next month in partnership with Visa that will enable customers to use their smartphones to pay for purchases in stores, according to a Reuters news report. “The… More

    KDDI to run multiple NFC tests in Japan

    April 22nd, 2010

    The mobile network operator has partnered with card issuers, airlines, a cinema chain, a car manufacturer and others to run a series of tests of NFC standard technology and aims to introduce NFC services “in the near future”. More

    IP specialist produces who’s who of NFC patent holders

    IP specialist produces who’s who of NFC patent holders

    November 5th, 2009

    TechIPm, a research and consulting firm specializing in technology and intellectual property mining, has carried out an analysis of the strength of the patent portfolios held by companies in the NFC market. For its analysis,… More

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