1. Future of Money: Classifying Virtual Currency Systems
By Aaron Smith, Big Think
As our society evolves, and our physical and digital economies converge, how does our monetary system evolve along with us?
2. Google rethinks mobile-payment plan amid setbacks
By Olga Kharif, San Francisco Chronicle
Google is weighing changes aimed at improving its Google Wallet mobile-payment system after slow adoption and the departure of two key managers.
3. The state of mobile payments: No more waiting on NFC
By Ron Hirson, President of BOKU. Guest post on VentureBeat Mobile
Think of consumers and merchants as two circles in a Venn diagram, with the intersection representing when a consumer with an NFC enabled device happens to find a merchant that accepts NFC payments. The overlap is incredibly small.
4. Le paiement des parkings par SMS débarque à Mulhouse avant d'autres villes
Par Olivier Chicheportiche, ZDNet France.
La simplicité fait en effet la différence, l'automobiliste n'a plus qu'à envoyer un SMS, sans coût supplémentaire, pour être débité du montant du stationnement sur sa facture mobile.
5. Canadian economy could get $32 billion boost with digital payment systems
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun
Canada's economy could get an annual $32-billion boost with a more determined shift to digital payments technology, according to a new report. But change won't come without government leadership - and without pressure upon key financial institutions such as Canada's major banks to be more innovative - according to final submissions from the Task Force for the Payments System Review.