PARTNER NEWS: Verizon Ventures, the investment arm of US carrier Verizon, has revealed that it was the undisclosed lead investor in a Series B funding round for HCE specialist SimplyTapp that totalled US$6m... More
PARTNER NEWS: Host card emulation (HCE) specialist SimplyTapp has closed a US$6m Series B funding round... More
SimplyTapp, the US startup which created Host Card Emulation, bypassing the need to use a carrier controlled SIM-based secure element in NFC transactions, has raised a Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners... More
Bling Nation, the company behind the first commercial NFC payments system in the US, has suspended service while it seeks to revamp its business model, American Banker reports... More
Park State Bank & Trust, based in Woodland Park, Colorado, has become the second bank to sign up for Bling Nation‘s mobile contactless-sticker based payments system... More
The State Bank in Colorado has become the first bank to sign up for Bling Nation’s mobile contactless sticker-based local payments system. More
A new payments service from Bling Nation offers local banks the chance to provide a low-cost closed-loop payments system within their local community. Smart stickers attached to customers’ mobile phones and low-cost ‘BlingTag’ readers are at the heart of the system and NFC-based services will be added once handsets become widely available. More
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