Month: August 2014

How China And Kenya Are Winning The Payment Wars — And Why The U.S. Should Worry

The U.S. lags the rest of the world in one significant technological area: payments. One reason we’ve fallen behind is the inertia of our legacy payments infrastructure, and the fact that it is more difficult to replace a working system than build one from scratch. Yet, while many Americans consider […] Source: www.forbes.com There is …

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Ripple Labs Unveils Proposal for New Smart Contract System

The company’s proposed system could reinvigorate the movement to build smart contract mechanisms. Source: www.coindesk.com Ripple Labs continues to makes waves. No doubt there will be clones, but Ripple’s core idea of value being retained in its native form within the Ripple system is what makes it so unique. No more forced conversions. See on …

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Watch out, PayPal just made 150M consumers “one touch” buyers

When it comes to mobile commerce, the winning formula is KISS (keep it simple, stupid). The more difficult it is to go from intent to discover to purchase, the more likely a consumer is to abandon … Source: pando.com Great read on Venmo’s integration into Paypal…so to speak, even a hint who might be the …

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Mattias Petter Johansson’s answer to Stellar (Payment protocol): What is Stellar? – Quora

Source: www.quora.com If you have been wondering what is Stellar? Here is a great explanation on what the hub-bub is all about (by Mattias Petter Johansson). Must read if you want to understand how Stellar might be challenging Bitcoin. Including for remittances. See on Scoop.it – Money & Payments — This page was last updated …

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