A basket of Blue Pay NFC and QR patents are up for sale. ICAP Patent Brokerage is handling the early December sale.
The number of online payment users in China neared 300 million in June 2014, while mobile payment users topped 200 million. The market is dominated by local third party payment providers, such as Alipay and Tencent. However, 99Bill, Lakala Payment and China PnR are expanding.
WorldRemit launches its global money transfer App for iPhones. WorldRemit for Android has been downloaded more than 10,000 times and entered the Top 20 Financial App charts in nine countries – more than any other money transfer service- in just the past few weeks. The company is confident it will see the same returns for the iOS solution. WorldRemit is also a leader in sending money to mobile devices. The addition of iOS and Android Apps further enhances WorldRemit’s mobile-to-mobile offering with smartphone users in one part of the world able to transfer instantly to Mobile Money accounts on the other side of the planet.
RewardsPay has teamed up with Coinbase
to allow customers to easily pay for thousands of products at leading online merchant sites using the Bitcoin digital currency. Heels.com, the world’s premiere source for women’s shoes, is among the leading merchant partners accepting bitcoin through RewardsPay.
A new survey finds nearly one out of three U.S. smartphone owners plan to use mobile payment for shopping in stores this holiday shopping season. However, less than 5% were “more comfortable” paying with their devices than using traditional payment cards.