JCPenney Apple Pay option removed from stores without warning

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The American retail chain has surprised customers by dropping the popular mobile payment method. JCPenney Apple Pay support has been dropped this month, surprising many of its customers who use the payment method. What makes the removal of support for this mobile wallet so surprising is that the company didn’t give its customers any warning that it would no longer be a payment option. JCPenney first rolled out Apple Pay as payment option to all its stores in 2016. Following JCPenney Apple Pay testing, which occurred in select stores in…

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New QR code user ID system to be launched by SafeWallet

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The cryptocurrency wallet is upgrading its user identification security. SafeWallet, a decentralized cryptocurrency wallet app operated by China-based Cheetah Mobile, has announced the release of a new QR code user ID system. The major security update will fully replace private keys and mnemonic phrases. The new system is the first of its kind. Until this most recent update, cryptocurrency wallet users have had to use long private keys and mnemonic phrases to back up their crypto-assets, according to a press release from Blockchain Wave Lab. These private keys and mnemonic…

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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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Alphabet streamlines its mobile wallet app for improved offering

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Android Pay and Google Wallet will soon be combined into a single Google Pay service. Alphabet Inc. has announced that its mobile wallet app offerings will soon be streamlined into a single service. It will be bringing its Android Pay and Google Wallet into a single brand, which it will call Google Pay. The goal is to make it easier for users to make mobile payments using information saved into their Google Account. “With Google Pay, it’ll be easier for you to use the payment information saved to your Google…

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Chinese mobile payments taking off as country moves toward cashlessness

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A growing number of cities throughout the nation are accepting smartphone transactions for public transit. Chinese mobile payments are becoming increasingly valuable as residents, merchants and services adopt its use on a rising basis. During the quarter running from July through September 2017, their value tripled. Alipay and WeChat Pay use has been spreading like wildfire throughout Chinese cities. Consumers are using these Chinese mobile payments apps to pay for products, services, tickets and even high yield financial products. During that same quarter, the transactions in the country totaled an…

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