August 22, 2019

MOBILE PAYMENTS TO “GO MAINSTREAM” BY 2019

By 2019, mobile payments in the U.S. will reach  $142 billion, up from the current $50 billion,” according to research firm Forrester. In a report released on Nov. 17 and reported in the New York Times, the mobile payments industry has matured over the past five years and has enjoyed consistent growth across all genres. […]

The Diginomic ‘Wave’:Techie Embeds Chip in Hand

DiginomicWorld News has been predicting since 2012 that “the future of digital economics is in ‘the Wave.’ Be it installation, augmentation or implementation through virtualization — the ultimate technology … whether it is card, communicator or chip … will be little more than the simple ‘wave’ of the hand, and your bill is paid. It’s […]

Diginomics Grows: Days of Cash Limited as Digital Payments Increase

“Apple is betting that consumers want an even more convenient way to pay in person,” reports TechCrunch.com in its October 11 posting. “Apple Pay should provide digital currency (like Bitcoin) with a boost — it could be the killer app that digital currency has been waiting for.” Indeed, cash is slipping in its position as […]

Pay-by-Palm Closer Than You Think

Out of Sweden’s Lund University comes a development that promises to be a game changer in the ever-evolving world of diginomic payment systems. It’s a “pay-by-palm” system being developed and distributed by a biotech startup called Quixter. “Pay with your hand. Paying has never been quicker or more convenient,” Quixter’s homepage announces. Getting started at […]

Contactless Payments: the ‘Holy Grail’ of Cashless Payments?

“Contactless payments” are exploding across England, which could be an indicator of an expanding global trend. According to WorldPay, contactless payments in the UK have skyrocketed 226% since this same time last year. It’s a process known as “Proximity Correlation.” It’s a contactless payment system that Starbucks has been using since 2012. “One in three […]

More Diginomics Predicted for 2022

The Payments Council of England published a new report in August, “UK Payment Markets 2013,” that predicts what the “diginomic world” of 2022 may look like. Consumer card use to rise by 75% Cash payments will drop dramatically Consumer check payments will be virtually non-existent Direct deposits to grow by 20% Our primary interest in […]

Cashless trend is redefining money, and a central bank’s role as printer

“The world is quickly moving towards cashless or electronic payments. Seven countries, mostly in Europe, have already moved to an almost cashless society (over 80 per cent non-cash).” This is the announcement made by Microsoft at the annual Swift International Banking Operations Seminar (SIBOS) in Dubai the week of September 21. “The cost of using […]

Next Generation to be Born into “Cashless” Society

According to the Forrester research group, children born today will be the world’s “first cashless generation” and will prefer their smartphones over their pocket wallets in making payment transactions. The target date for this transition: 2016. According to Carl Scheible, PayPal’s managing director in England, “By 2016, you’ll be able to leave your wallet at […]

New Retail POS Forecast Mobile Payments Evolution

According to its Annual POS 2013-2018 Forecast Report for the point-of-sale mobile payments industry, Javelin Strategy & Research predicts “the point of sale (POS) retail market towers above the online market and will continue to do so for years to come.” POS transactions constitute 93% of total U.S. retail dollar volume, the report notes. “But […]

Cashless Biocryptology: Your finger may soon replace your credit card; will come with an added security layer

Rapid City — Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners smart enough to distinguish a living, breathing account holder from an identity thief. Two shops on the School of Mines and Technology campus are performing one of the world’s […]