Watch the Biggest Moments in Payments Industry that Defined 2013. It was a great year for all of us and next year is all set to be an eventful one as well. We will keep doing what we do “Let’s Talk Payments”
Specimen of the iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner sub system invented from the ground up.
Bitcoin creates unrest - Allen Greenspan says bitcoin is a bubble. China bans financial institutions from conducting transactions in Bitcoin. Bitcoin value fluctuates heavily.
Starbucks, Verizon start selling SQUARE card readers, mPOS gains traction as Paypal, Intuit and startups start pushing their products
Diebold, one of the largest ATM players disappoints with Q4 2012 earning reports, CEO departs.
Mobile Devices manufacturers bring NFC to more phones - Samsung takes the lead with Galaxy series
ISIS sees slow response to NFC wallet programme even after few months. Other wallets struggle as well
Carrier Billing gains ground, Fortumo and other startups gain market traction and funding
Square brings a POS solution "Business in a box". Merchant acquisition efforts across Mpos players at an all time high
Partnerships and More Partnerships - Level up + Heartland Payments; also Visa Europe + Monitise
Technology companies and startups invade Payments & FinTech - Dwolla raises 16.5 million dollars, Google Glass "Stare for Fare"
Verifone posts second quarter losses, revenue slips 9.67%
Mpesa sees a global vision, vodafone brings it to India and other countries as well
EMV adoption slow in the US with additional costs to bear and efforts required. Visa & Mastercard join hands for EMV transition in the US.
Monitise year end revenues top $100 million. Rising star and idol for payment startups
Braintree crosses $10 Billion per year in transaction processing. Rising star and idol for payment startups
Powa (UK) gets $76 million in series A funding touted as one of the biggest in payment industry. Rising star and idol for payment startups
Soundwave based mobile payments using Zoosh - Microsoft, Verifone and perhaps Clinkle start talking about this new enabling technology
iPhone 5s Touchid a whole new revolution in Identification & Payments
Prepaid card offerings at an all time high - Dozen more launches including celebrity cards. But Prepaid card fraud intensifies!
$3,500 Mn plus investments done in payment firms by VCs & Strategic Investors.
Amazon launches "Pay with Amazon " for online stores and other Ecommerce players
Google says Goodbye to carrier based NFC systems, with HCE
Bitcoin exchanges, Accelerators, Startups, come up everywhere. Value crosses $1200 and drops down later
Apple introduces iBeacons (tiny wireless devices that can do two way communication) based on Bluetooth Low Energy (4.0) standard and implements them quickly in Apple stores