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Digital wallet, Mobile payments, Contactless payments, NFC payments, Mobile wallet, Mobile POS, Bill payments, Bitcoin, Virtual currency
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Lemon Wallet Ups Its Game by Partnering with Shopping Sites

Lemon Wallet Ups Its Game by Partnering with Shopping Sites | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

...There is no cost to customers or merchants to use the Lemon Network. Lemon works on a subscription model with customers paying $4.99 a month or $39.99 a year.

Lemon Wallet is among the most popular mobile wallets on the market, claiming approximately 3 million users. CEO Wences Casares recently said the service was adding 1,000 new cards an hour. The product works on both iOS and Android and supports a large number of payment processors. Users can upload all of their credit cards, as well as IDs and other cards, such as insurance documents....

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Lemon opens up its multicard wallet API to compete with Passbook

Lemon opens up its multicard wallet API to compete with Passbook | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

Therese's comment: Challenging! Will any of the developpers drive usage? Apple has a leg up with distributing its app to its captive adience

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Unfazed By Bitcoin’s issues, Silicon Valley VCs are keen to fund alternative digital currencies [An overview]

Unfazed By Bitcoin’s issues, Silicon Valley VCs are keen to fund alternative digital currencies [An overview] | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Bitcoin's record highs and the ensuring surge in hacking attempts and thefts may be grabbing headlines. However, beneath the chaos, Silicon Valley's best-known venture firms are finally starting to make real bets around the crypto-currency...
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Relatively balanced overview of the Bitcoin business, its believers and its risks.

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Lemon Takes Aim At Digitizing Your Wallet

Lemon Takes Aim At Digitizing Your Wallet | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

Lemon just secured funding to launch a new variant on the digital wallet. Good thing that's what the young firm is developing, because now they'll have somewhere to put that $8 million.

 

Comment: Like Apple's Passbook, this concept of digital multicard wallet is very different from the single account Digital wallet à la Google Wallet. It is less a payment system than a storage and retrieval system for all data pertaining to credit cards and loyalty cards: a visual picture of the card, a code bar and the basic account data...   

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