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Bitcoin Foundation ‘effectively bankrupt’, may split in two | PaymentEye

Bitcoin Foundation ‘effectively bankrupt’, may split in two | PaymentEye | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
The Bitcoin Foundation may split into two separate bodies after facing reputational damage, declining membership and continued losses.
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The article does not elaborate with regards to the impact on Bitcoin holders. Under which jurisdiction will the Bitcoin foundation file for bankruptcy?

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eBay acquires Braintree for $800M - Mobile World Live

eBay acquires Braintree for $800M - Mobile World Live | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
Bay has bought payments firm Braintree for $800 million in a move to boost the mobile payment credentials of its PayPal unit.
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Certainly a strong signal from eBay showing that mobile is the where the growth is in payments.

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TeliaSonera invests in NorthID and Accumulate - PaymentEye

TeliaSonera invests in NorthID and Accumulate - PaymentEye | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it

Swedish telecommunications company, TeliaSonera, is investing in NorthID and Accumulate. NorthID develops mobile apps which secure the exchange of digital personal information and digital identities and Accumulate develops processes for secure transactions that can be used for m-payments, m-banking and mobile authentication services. The deal continues TeliaSonera’s strategy to strengthen innovation capacity by establishing partnerships supporting mobile behaviour.

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What Android's KitKat means for NFC

What Android's KitKat means for NFC | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it
Pundits have focused on carrier end run but missed the upside for merchants, others.
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The latest version of Android, KitKat, introduces a new platform for secure NFC transactions without the need for a secure element. This article describes the domino effect that Host Card Emulation will trigger in the NFC industry: Mechants, carriers, scheme providers, device manufacturers, TSMs, etc. are all impacted.

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Passbook : le m-commerce intelligent

Passbook : le m-commerce intelligent | Mobility & Financial Services | Scoop.it

En France, Mc Donald's a été l'une des premières marques à utiliser Passbook. Un évènement, puisque la chaîne de fast food a annoncé 700 000 téléchargements, une hausse de 44% des commandes, depuis iOS, la semaine du lancement, et 1,4 million de visiteurs sur l'appli GoMcDo compatible avec Passbook ! 40% des utilisateurs de l'appli se serviraient de la fonction Passbook qui leur permet de recevoir dans leur mobile puis de présenter leur bon de commande dématérialisé dans leur restaurant Mc Donald's. Pourtant en France, ce nouveau service d'Apple ne séduit pas massivement, ni les annonceurs, ni les consommateurs. 


Via Nicolas Prigent, jmmegnin le furet, Benjamin Di Crescenzo
Katia Hilal's insight:

Les quelques freins à l'utilisation de passbook sont en pass d'être résolus.

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Pascale Couderc's curator insight, February 22, 2013 6:52 AM
"L'un des freins à l'adoption de Passbook peut être d'ordre technique. Conçu par et pour les Américains, cette appli ne propose que des codes 2D, (et non 1D ou simple codes-barres linéaires), difficilement lisibles par les caisses dans les magasins français, pas toujours équipés"