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About the forthc. UK payment regulator and the direct P2P mobile payment system PayM

About the forthc. UK payment regulator and the direct P2P mobile payment system PayM | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Every year, payment systems in the UK process more than seven billion transactions, worth more than £75trillion.



A new payment regulator in the UK is set to increase competition in the field,

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Poland gets Europe's first biometric ATM network

Poland gets Europe's first biometric ATM network | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Polish ATM shared network Planet Cash is installing nearly 2000 machines equipped with finger vein technology, enabling users to withdraw cash without a card.
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Did you know that as we get older most of us lose our distinctive fingerprints ? They fade away. Good luck Polish seniors!

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Bitcoin payment processor BitPay raises $30 million in series A funding round

Bitcoin payment processor BitPay raises $30 million in series A funding round | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Digital currency startup BitPay has raised $30 million in a Series A funding round, valuing the company at $160 million.
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https://bitpay.com/

http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/bitpay

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Swedish chip & pin mobile payment firm iZettle raises EUR40m

Swedish chip & pin mobile payment firm iZettle raises EUR40m | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Swedish mPOS outfit iZettle has raised EUR40 million in a series c funding round led by London-based growth investor Zouk Capital.
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Bringing total capital raised to $86,70 M

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Amazon links Twitter accounts to shopping basket

Amazon links Twitter accounts to shopping basket | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Amazon UK customers can now order items they see on Twitter by tweeting their shopping basket.
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Google Wallet Is Coming To Google Glass

Google Wallet Is Coming To Google Glass | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Google Wallet is coming to Glass soon. According to a source close to the company, Google is currently testing a way for Glass users to send money to their..
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Rumor was spread some time ago, but is only now making headlines. With Google Glass being the king of PR, none of this happens by accident.

Fees :  2.9 percent fee of transaction or 30 cents — whichever is higher.

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Finextra's Future Money - Recap

Finextra's Future Money - Recap | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Fraud is good, Pingit is rubbish and Swift will be dead within three years. There was no shortage of controversial and provocative views at a lively Finextra Future Money conference this week at Canary Wharf's Level39.
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Wished I'd been there and grateful for the reports

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Future Money conference live blogging

Future Money conference live blogging | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Welcome back to the Finextra Future Money liveblog where we'll be keeping you abreast of all the news and views as leading figures from the fintech world gather at Level39 in Canary Wharf to explore the new wave of innovation sweeping across the...
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Contactless card use exceeds £100m

Contactless card use exceeds £100m | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
For the first time spending via contactless payment cards has exceeded £100m in a month, The UK Cards Association has announced.
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Mobile money: Paym phone payments app launches - BBC News

Mobile money: Paym phone payments app launches - BBC News | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
BBC News Mobile money: Paym phone payments app launches BBC News Paym, the system which links your mobile phone number to your bank account goes live on Tuesday.
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MIT students raise money to give $100 in bitcoin to every undergraduate on campus

MIT students raise money to give $100 in bitcoin to every undergraduate on campus | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
A college campus, full of students already using meal points or campus cash, might be the perfect incubator for new ideas on how to use cryptocurrency.
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Xapo launches bitcoin debit card

Xapo launches bitcoin debit card | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Bitcoin startup Xapo has unveiled plans for a debit card that lets users pay with the crypto-currency wherever plastic is accepted.
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A payment card for something that is a highly fluctuating stored value, that's  kind on an oxymoron

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Top Emerging Business Applications For Beacons [Research Report]

Top Emerging Business Applications For Beacons [Research Report] | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
BusinessInsider Intelligence Report : Businesses are already deploying beacons for a wide variety of uses.
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Almost 50% of POS to be mobile mPOS within five years

Almost 50% of POS to be mobile mPOS within five years | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
The installed base of mPOS devices is set to make up to 46% of all point-of-sale terminals in circulation by 2019, according to forecasts by ABI Research.
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More Trouble For Square As Start-up Shutters Wallet App

More Trouble For Square As Start-up Shutters Wallet App | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
The news that Square has aborted its much-hyped, high concept app is the latest bad omen for the digital payment start-up.
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Apple stores get ready for chip & PIN and NFC mPOS

Apple stores get ready for chip & PIN and NFC mPOS | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Apple is revamping its in-store mPOS system with a new iPhone and VeriFone-made shell combination that can accept chip and PIN card payments.
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Germany's Fidor Bank to be 1st bank to use Ripple's protocol to speed money transfers

Germany's Fidor Bank to be 1st bank to use Ripple's protocol to speed money transfers | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Germany's Fidor Bank is to become the first the bank in the world to utilise the Ripple protocol for sending real-time money transfers.
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PayPal 's senior management's feud and rants hit the social Web

PayPal 's senior management's feud and rants hit the social Web | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Former PayPal director of strategy Rakesh "Rocky" Agrawal has stepped up his war of words with the company's senior management, threatening to share personal text messages from president David Marcus.
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Quite a bit ugly. Feel sorry for them all.

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Qualcomm spins off its Gimbal Bluetooth beacon biz

Qualcomm spins off its Gimbal Bluetooth beacon biz | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Qualcomm Retail Services will become Gimbal Inc. in May. The competitor to Apple’s iBeacon will target retail stores and other venues looking to establish proximity based connections to their customers.
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Giants on the way :-). fun!

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Robocoin rebrands bitcoin ATMs as 'bank branches'

Robocoin rebrands bitcoin ATMs as 'bank branches' | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

Finextra : Bitcoin ATM outfit Robocoin is playing fast and loose with banking terminology by rebranding its machines as bank branches and making a concerted play for the remittance market.

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Terminology is not the only thing that is "loose" in the bitcoin space

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Bloomberg adds bitcoin pricing to Professional terminal

Bloomberg adds bitcoin pricing to Professional terminal | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Hotshot traders with a sideline in bitcoin investments can now track the value of their assets through the Bloomberg Professional terminal
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You can now use Paym to transfer money with just a mobile number in the UK - The Next Web

You can now use Paym to transfer money with just a mobile number in the UK - The Next Web | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
You can now use Paym to transfer money with just a mobile number in the UK The Next Web Right on schedule, the Payments Council today launched its new mobile-centric Paym bank transfer service in the UK.
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‘Dark Wallet’ Is About to Make Bitcoin Money Laundering Easier Than Ever | Business | WIRED

‘Dark Wallet’ Is About to Make Bitcoin Money Laundering Easier Than Ever | Business | WIRED | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Government regulators around the world have spent the last year scrambling to prevent bitcoin from becoming the currency of choice for money launderers and black marketeers.
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China Dings Bitcoin Again - impact on price

China Dings Bitcoin Again - impact on price | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

MoneyBeat - WSJ : Bitcoin prices fell gain after the latest story out of China about the People's Bank and its bitcoin stance; the bitcoin zeitgeist shows up at an art show in San Francisco.

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Square denies Google acquisition talks as it discovers, at last, that payments aren't easy

Square denies Google acquisition talks as it discovers, at last, that payments aren't easy | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

TechCrunch : The WSJ is reporting tonight that payments company Square was in acquisition talks with Google. We're hearing from multiple sources close to both companies..

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TechCrunch was definitely part of those who believed that Square could easily take over mobile payments. However, it's proving more difficult than expected, even with nearly $400 million in funding to promote the solution.

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