Temple in Thailand new receives QR code donations

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Wat Samrong Tai has made it possible for visitors to use mobile payments to make donations. A temple called Wat Samrong Tai in Thailand’s Phra Pradaeng district is using QR code donations to make it easier for visitors to give in an increasingly cashless society. The temple has created a payment transaction point that involves scanning quick response codes. The QR code donations are processed by way of the PromptPay system. That mobile payments system is promoted by the Thai government itself. The goal is to help to make it…

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Starbucks cashless store rolls out, pushing mobile payments further

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The coffee chain has been among the top performers in American smartphone based transactions. A new Starbucks cashless store pilot is rolling out in the United States. The Seattle based café chain has chosen its home town to try out a new concept that rejects cash in favor of mobile payments and plastic card based transactions. The downtown Seattle store will accept only mobile payments, credit cards and debit cards. The Starbucks cashless store pilot has already generated some mixed reviews among customers. While some find that it is a…

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New Shell QR code makes it easier to pay for gas

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Customers using the stations in Thailand can scan quick response codes for a cashless fueling experience. The Shell Company of Thailand (SCOT) recently held a press event in which it announced its new Shell QR code, allowing consumers to fuel up without the need for cash. This represents the first time this type of mobile payments service has rolled out in the country’s gas stations. The press event came with a “Making Life’s Journey Better with Cashless Stations” theme. At the event, the company told the press that its Shell…

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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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Mobile payments growth gap barely there between millennials and older generations

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Visa has been taking aim at Singapore for the creation of a cashless society, with surprising findings. Visa’s effort to turn Singapore into a cashless society has centered heavily around promoting mobile payments growth. The credit card giant recently released its Consumer Payment Attitudes Survey 2016, revealing some unexpected data. It came as little shock that Singaporeans are embracing mobile payment transactions for many purchases. Singapore mobile payments growth has been greatly driven by the willingness of the people to use their smartphones for on demand services as well as…

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Will mobile payment technology be the end of ATMs?

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The automated teller machine turns 50 years old in 2017 but some think its days might be numbered. The automated teller machine (ATM) turned 50 this year, but with mobile payment technology gaining ground, many wonder how long the older tech will last. Though these cash dispensing machines were once regular stops in consumers’ lives, their importance is fading. The first ATM was installed in north London at the Enfield Town location of Barclays Bank. The first customer to actually use one of these machines was Reg Varney, an actor…

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American mobile payments infrastructure half a decade behind India’s

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Ezetap CEO, Bobby Bose, recently stated that the Indian systems are “five years ahead of the U.S.” The American mobile payments infrastructure is far from a global leading marketplace, according to recent Ezetap CEO statements. The head of the Indian mobile payment firm, Bobby Bose, said that his home country’s infrastructure “is probably five years ahead of the U.S.” India is undergoing a massive shift toward the digital marketplace and most consumers are choosing mobile. “India is going through a digitalization of almost everything. It started with commerce, went to…

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PayPal mobile wallet go head to head with Amazon in massive market

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The digital payment platform has applied for its license to operate within the Indian marketplace. PayPal mobile wallet will soon be available to Indian consumers and merchants as the global online payments giant applies for its license to operate in the country. This follows closely on the heels of Amazon’s similar entry into that massive market. The American company has applied to the country for a prepaid payment instrument (PPI). This would place PayPal mobile wallet in a market where these types of payments are suddenly taking off. It is…

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Standard QR code in the works in India

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The Indian government is seeking to find a way to create a single type of barcode across mobile payment providers. The government of India is working on the concept of a standard QR code system that could be used by Indian payment providers. This could make it possible for merchants to more easily offer a spectrum of transaction options to customers. QR codes are the technology of choice for the government, which is trying to reduce the use of cash. The Indian government has now asked some of the top…

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India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

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The country recently shocked its citizens by getting rid of its largest paper currency, causing a cash crunch. As the country scrambles in a massive cash reduction, India mobile payments are taking off as an alternative. Mobile wallets have received an almost instant shot in the arm with the surprise notice of the disappearing bank notes. Some mobile payment providers have already reported record breaking numbers over the last few days. Paytm, for instance, the largest India mobile payments firm, reported more than seven million transactions on Saturday alone. This…

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QR code tickets may help shorten lines at Indian railway stations

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The National Democratic Alliance government’s cashless economy efforts could align with this move. Indian Railways may soon use QR code tickets to help sell unreserved seats via smartphones. This strategy represents the railway’s move to follow the lead of the National Democratic Alliance government’s hope to create a cashless economy. This could also help to shorten the very long lineups that currently plague the railway station ticket counters. The national carrier intends to post signs that sell QR code tickets. This way, unreserved passengers can scan the quick response codes…

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