Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

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The country is suffering from a shortage of cash as Bitcoin simultaneously makes its presence larger. A suddenly downward shift in the availability of cash has driven Zimbabwe mobile payments into a position in which it is experiencing rapid growth. This represents quite a change for the country which has always had a glut of banknotes available. In fact, the $100 trillion note actually exists. However, the country has suddenly found itself in a position of cash shortage, forcing other transactions into popularity. As Zimbabweans search for ways to pay…

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QR codes for Bitcoin exchanges can be impacted by screen brightness

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Certain quirks occurring in various devices can make it more challenging to use the cryptocurrency. As convenient as Bitcoin QR codes may be, this is among the small number of areas in which there can be a similar challenge to face when compared with the use of traditional forms of banking, as some small quirks can make things somewhat difficult. For example, the brightness of a device screen can make it hard or even impossible to scan quick response codes. When QR codes are provided in order to be able…

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Mobile wallets don’t feel as secure as Bitcoin to Americans

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A recent online survey revealed that consumers in the United States feel that cryptocurrency is safer. According to a recent survey of 1,400 online American customers, people are more comfortable with digital currencies such as Bitcoin than they are with mobile wallets and other types of payment app. The results of the poll were reported in the 2015 Future of Retail study by Walker Sands. The respondents to the survey were asked to rate the method of payments that they feel are the most secure. The majority of people who…

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Converged payments could make mobile payments more attractive

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Mobile transactions continue to gain momentum among businesses and consumers Mobile payments are becoming more common, but there are some challenges that are standing between this form of commerce and mainstream acceptance. One of these challenges has to do with a diversified infrastructure. There are many mobile payment services currently available, most of which use their own payment infrastructures. The emergence of new currencies, such as Bitcoin, is complicating this matter, creating yet more division in the mobile commerce space. Complex mobile commerce environments may be slowing growth and adoption…

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QR codes are the center of Bitcoin-inspired digital artwork

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Quick response codes are now a part of pieces of art that have been created to be smartphone friendly. A company based on the Isle of Man, called CrypArt has now started on a new goal of using QR codes as a part of the artworks that it creates, making it possible for those pieces to be able to contain hidden messages that can be revealed through the use of smartphone scans. The messages contained in the quick response codes can contain everything from text to bitcoin wallets. This all…

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