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Tourists in Japan could soon use their fingerprints as currency

Soon, you may be able to touch to buy — literally. Capitalizing upon its status as one of the most technologically advanced and innovative countries …

Current launches a Visa debit card for kids that parents control with an app

A startup called Current is today launching a new way for parents to dole out allowances to their kids: with an app. The company offers a Visa debit card that would allow teenagers to shop in stores or online using funds from their own bank account, which is funded through allowance money that mom …

PayPal Brings Its Instant Checkout Service “One Touch” Across The Web

PayPal is rolling out seamless, one-touch payments across the web, allowing customers to checkout from a merchant’s website without having to enter in their user ID and password again. The system, called One Touch for Web, is an expansion of PayPal’s earlier efforts on mobile.<p>Last fall, the company …

Are mobile payments the future of retail?

Target recently announced that they’ll be implementing in-store smartphone payment technology. While there are already services like Google and Apple …

Automóviles y blockchain: La combinación del futuro

La tecnología de la contabilidad distribuida ha demostrado que puede ser útil y adaptable a casi cualquier sector del mundo financiero e industrial, …

Bancos y ‘fintech’ pelean por cómo acceder a los datos del cliente

La directiva europea de pagos exigirá a la banca tradicional que colaborare con los nuevos competidores tecnológicos<p>El usuario recuperará en enero el …

Banco de México: Las ‘fintech’ competirán con banca por financiamiento a pymes

Ante el desarrollo de las empresas tecnológicas del sector financiero (fintech) y la posible aprobación de la ley para regular a este sector, el …

Financial inclusion: Emerging markets to drive e-payments, leapfrog mature ones

While payment banks are expected to start services in India in 2016, there are still issues with electronic payments. Though there are over 25 …

I Tried To Live Off Apple Pay, And It Didn't Really Work

I lost my credit card last week, something which I in no way blame on the Apple corporation. It represented an opportunity of sorts, however: I’ve got an iPhone 6, but had never really played around with Apple Pay before. This is great, I thought: I may have no credit card, but this is 2016, and …

Apple Pay

The way to financial inclusion

In the mid-2000s, India embarked on an ambitious programme to ensure universal coverage of all households by financial institutions. This objective …

7 reasons mobile payments still aren't mainstream

Despite the fact that they received plenty of media attention during the past few years, "proximity" mobile payments, or mobile payments made at …

Visa and PayPal could be on the verge of a split

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>PayPal was, for quite some time, the only real player for online payments.<p>This led to Visa's friendly relationship with the company, according to remarks made by Visa CEO …

FinTech

The Blockchain Might Be The Next Disruptive Technology

To process a transaction, you need first to make sure the sender owns the asset he wants to transfer, and make sure he will not trade it twice.<p>In the blockchain, information is stored in blocks that record all transactions ever done through the network. Hence, it allows validating both the …

How To Get That Dramatic Post-Processing Portrait Look in Lightroom

Hi Gang – happy Monday! (stop snickering). This is another one of those “start to finish; right out of the camera to finished product” type of …

Tutorials

Has the age of quantum computing arrived?

It’s a mind-bending concept with the potential to change the world, and Canadian tech company D-Wave claims to have cracked the code<p>Ever since Charles Babbage’s conceptual, unrealised Analytical Engine in the 1830s, computer science has been trying very hard to race ahead of its time. Particularly …

Researchers Propose Blockchain for Central Banks But Bank of England Not Involved

Two London researchers have proposed a new kind of cryptocurrency for central banks, one that puts command of the network in control of a central …

Dutch Central Bank to Create Prototype Blockchain-Based Currency

The Dutch central bank has committed to developing an internal blockchain prototype dubbed "DNBCoin", according to a recent publication.<p>Buried in the …

Participación de Lourdes Morales en el Foro: Retos y Alcances de la LFT (Cámara de Diputados ) | Rendición de Cuentas

Participación de Lourdes Morales en el Foro: Retos y Alcances de la Ley Federal de Transparencia, convocada por la Comisión de Transparencia y …

Where is mobile banking most popular?

Data from the World Bank’s Global Financial Inclusion Database shows Botswana as the economy with the highest number of residents with a financial …

Banking

If your current job is sh*t, turn it into fuel

I HOPE YOU HATE YOUR JOB.<p>I hope with every fiber of your being you drag yourself out of bed in the morning and think to yourself, “What are the …

Seven Inspiring Trips You've Never Had the Time to Take—Until Now

It’s not easy to take weeks off work to whale-watch in Alaska or cross India by train. But when you’re retired, time is no longer a luxury.<p>There’s a …

Train Travel

Woven Portraits Break Photography's 2D Limits

To develop layered portraits, David Samuel Stern moves beyond Photoshop.<p>The difference between a portrait and an ordinary photograph has always rested on the photographer’s ability to hint at or extract some element of the human psyche within the subject. This process is easier said than done, as …

Art

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

The FBI warns of weaknesses in chip-and-sign credit card systems

The FBI has a stern warning for the credit card industry's latest security measure, the EMV chip. In a statement today, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center warned that the new chips don't prevent against online fraud or point-of-sale compromises of the type seen in the Target hack. The …

Identity Theft

Meet the man who owned Google.com for one minute

Update: Google has granted Sanmay Ved a generous reward for the discovery of the bug in its Domains service. In a heart-warming twist, Ved said he would donate the money (“over $10,000”) to a charity.<p>Former Google employee Sanmay Ved bought Google.com for $12 on September 29, 2015. He owned the …

AdWords

Photos by Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy’s First Female Astronaut

Back in 2009, Samantha Cristoforetti was selected by the European Space Agency to become Italy’s first female astronaut. She went on to spend 200 …