Litecoin becomes official Miami Dolphins cryptocurrency

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Litecoin Foundation announces partnership with American NFL team the Miami Dolphins. The start of the 2019 NFL season will see Litecoin become the official Miami Dolphins cryptocurrency. The partnership between Litecoin Foundation, the Miami Dolphins and Aliant Payments, will begin on September 5, 2019 The crypto payments will be made possible by Aliant Payments. Aliant Payments’ system will make the Miami Dolphins cryptocurrency payments possible. The partnership gives Litecoin the ability to reach one of the NFL’s largest fan bases via in-game branding and advertising opportunities at Hard Rock Stadium.…

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Japan continues to turn to QR code mobile payments to encourage cashless transactions

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QR code payments greeted baseball fans in Japan at Eagles stadium in the spring. QR code mobile payments are increasing in Japan as the country seeks to find new ways to encourage more cashless transactions. When Japan’s baseball season started in the spring, fans of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles were surprised to find food, beverage and merchandise stalls were cash-free. This was done in an effort to promote QR (quick response) code digital payments. What began as a marketing ploy by the baseball team’s owner evolved into something more…

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Beauty filters to be added to Alipay’s facial recognition payments system

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Alipay is catering to China’s beauty culture. Alipay, a Chinese third-party mobile and online payment platform, recently announced that it would soon add beautifying filters in its facial recognition payments systems at retail locations across China. A survey revealed that those who use facial scanning tech to make payments feel ugly when doing so. The announcement, which was made on July 2, comes after the results of a recent poll conducted by Sina Technology. The tech news portal surveyed over 40,000 people, who were asked if scanning their faces when…

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The Phoenix Suns to offer NBA mobile payments and NFC ticketing

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The Phoenix Suns mobile app will offer mobile-only ticketing at its Talking Stick Resort Arena. Beginning in the 2019/20 season in October, NBA mobile payments are coming to Arizona via the Phoenix Suns mobile app. In a partnership with Ticketmaster, the Arizona-based National Basket Ball Association (NBA) team will offer NFC ticketing after making the move to mobile-only ticketing at the team’s Talking Stick Resort Arena. The SafeTix service will be used to support the mobile ticketing. Ticketmaster’s Presence platform and its recently rolled out SafeTix service are being used…

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Top restaurant in Chicago to embrace WeChat Pay

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Steak 48 will be adding mobile wallet payments to its payment options. To accommodate the number of Chinese tourists visiting its restaurant, Steak 48, one of Chicago’s top restaurant brands, plans to accept WeChat Pay starting July 1st. All Prime Steak Concepts brands will support the payment platform. WeChat Pay is one of the largest mobile messaging and payment platforms in the Chinese sector and the world. With millions of tourists and business travelers coming from China to shop at stores and enjoy a meal at restaurants in North America,…

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