Digital QR code ID cards headed to China

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The country’s e-governance is using a combination of quick response codes and smartphones for identification. China is launching a new type of QR code ID cards for its citizens to use, provided they don’t mind a digital facial scan. This marketplace is known for the success of its mobile payments and m-commerce systems. The popularity of mobile payments has reached the point that it is driving the country forward into becoming cashless. This has been a goal for many nations around the world, but China is doing it successfully. It…

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QR code payment fraud in China’s radar with new caps

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As popular as the mobile transactions may be, the country’s central bank is issuing new security regulations. China’s central bank is rolling out new regulations to help prevent QR code payment fraud. Quick response codes have become exceptionally popular in the country but have exposed consumers to fraudulent activities from criminals. Some of the most popular mobile payments apps in China currently use the barcodes to complete transactions. Both WeChat and Alibaba’s AliPay – two of the largest mobile payments apps in the country – use QR code payment technology…

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Starbucks mobile payments to launch in China

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The coffee giant has finally announced its intentions to expand its smartphone based experience in China. The Seattle-based coffee giant will finally be launching its Starbucks mobile payments in China. This expansion of its digital features has been long anticipated within that tremendous market. This will make it possible for customers to pay for orders using their smartphones. They will also be able to collect My Starbucks Rewards. The company announced the availability of this mobile commerce experience for over 2,200 Chinese locations. In a press release, Starbucks China president,…

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Apple brings mobile payments service to China

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Apple Pay has launched in China, but may struggle to find success Apple has finally launched its new mobile payments service, called Apple Pay, in China, but the service has received a mixed response among consumers. The Chinese market is quite attractive for companies interested in mobile shopping, largely due to the rapidly growing number of consumers opting to use their smartphones to make purchases online. Apple has been working to break into the Chinese market, but has been met with some resistance from the country’s banks, which had shown…

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Apple and Samsung to bring mobile payments services to China

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Apple and Samsung have formed deals with UnionPay to enter China’s mobile payments market Apple and Samsung are set to compete with one another in China, which has become one of the world’s leading mobile payments markets. Both companies have managed to form deals with China’s UnionPay, one of the country’s largest banks. For Apple, this comes after a great deal of negotiation, where the company found resistance to its plans to enter into China’s mobile payments market. With an entry into the market, Apple predicts to find significant success…

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