Cellum reaches QR code mobile payments deal with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

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The mobile transaction solutions company headquartered in Hungary is partnering with the Japanese giant. Cellum Group has signed an agreement with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC to launch a new QR code mobile payments service. The idea is to bring the quick response code based transactions into Japan with more widespread success. Cellum, a mobile transaction solutions company, signed the deal with one of Japan’s largest professional services firms. The two companies want to overcome the hurdles of QR code mobile payments and create a mainstream service within the country. A…

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Chinese QR codes remain head and shoulders above NFC technology

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When it comes to m-commerce and mobile payments, consumers in China prefer quick response codes. Despite the fact that mobile payments based on NFC technology are present, Chinese QR codes remain most popular. Apple Pay, for example, didn’t make it into the country until 2016. This gave quick response codes lots of extra time to make it into mainstream use. Mobile payments are commonly used in China, but NFC isn’t the top tech. Two mobile payments services had been available for quite some time and used QR codes. Tencent launched…

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Youtap QR codes roll out in new mobile payments system

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These quick response codes are meant to make it easier for consumers to scan to complete transactions. In an effort to carve out a bigger mobile payments presence in Asia and Africa, Youtap QR codes are rolling out in those regions. The idea is to make it possible for payment transactions to be accelerated by way of quick response code scans. The New Zealand based company is already offering mobile payments platforms and apps in Asia and Africa. The new Youtap QR codes are designed to expand on the existing…

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EMVCo publishes new QR code standard for mobile payments

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The payment standards body released a new publication to provide technical specs for the use of quick response codes. EMVCo recently published the “EMVCo QR Code Specification for Payment Systems: Consumer-Presented Mode” as a QR code standard ahead of moving toward their use. The publication provides a definition of the way quick response codes function as a single-direction communication between a mobile app and the point of interaction. This represents the first official step forward for EMVCo when it comes to QR codes. EMVCo is a payments standards body. It…

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QR code scammers captured by police, ending retail fraud scheme

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Law enforcement was finally able to catch up with two men who were conning a number of retailers with quick response codes. Police finally managed to capture two sneaky QR code scammers who had managed to con a number of retailers using fake quick response codes. The two men were able to scam over 20 different retail stores before being tracked down by law enforcement. The QR code scammers took their fake quick response codes to the series of different retailers and managed to scam them out of hundreds of…

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Chinese mobile payments are driving the country toward becoming cashless

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People in the country have used cash for thousands of years but smartphones are rapidly replacing it. Chinese mobile payments are quickly gaining ground as the country goes increasingly cashless in favor of smartphones. Despite the popularity of cash and the fact that it has been used in China for millennia, its days may be numbered. This move toward mobile wallets is allowing much of the country to skip the use of plastic credit cards. In May, the Trump administration celebrated a bilateral deal with China, allowing American credit cards…

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Liquid Pay QR code payments to be offered in 25,000 Singapore retailers

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Thousands of merchants are expected to adopt the new quick response code based mobile payment service. The Liquid Pay QR code is now targeting Singapore retail locations. The company predicts that 25,000 of those companies will be participating in this mobile payments method. These merchants will be on board within the next 12 months, says the firm. Liquid Pay allows purchase transactions to be completed through the use of QR code scans. The Liquid Pay QR code scans also allow customers to compare merchant discounts and use an app to…

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MasterCard mobile payments technology “Blend” maybe a winner!

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The 2013 Money2020 event showed a step away from an exclusive focus on NFC technology. Though Las Vegas is alive and hyped at any given time, the Money2020 event, this year, created even more of a stir as news of the focus of mobile payments giants, such as MasterCard and PayPal, on the use of QR codes has turned tech predictions on their heads. Ed McLaughlin from MasterCard was in attendance and revealed a number of insights. McLaughlin is the chief emerging payments officer at MasterCard and he explained that…

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Cellum unveils new technology that makes QR codes safer

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New technology brings more security to QR codes Cellum, a leading developer of mobile payments applications, has revealed new technology that could make QR codes forgery proof. The technology is called “Motion QR” and is meant to make electronic tickets immune to forgery. QR codes have become a popular tool for ticketing and are often used for public transportation purposes as well as for tickets for sporting events. Like physical tickets, electronic tickets are often targeted by malicious groups that seek to make a profit through forgery. Cellum’s new technology…

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Chunghwa Telecom plans new mobile payments initiative

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Mobile payments are gaining ground throughout Asia Taiwanese telecommunications company Chunghwa Telecom has been showing some strong interest in mobile commerce lately. The company, like many others in its industry, has been taking note of the growing popularity of mobile commerce throughout Asia. Mobile payments are gaining ground as mobile devices become more readily available to a broader range of consumers throughout Asia. Chunghwa believes that the time is right to establish itself in the mobile commerce field and has targeted both QR codes and NFC technology in order to…

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QR codes implemented for faster online billing

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Billtrust has sped up the adoption of the mobile technique through the use of integrated barcodes. Billtrust, a company based in Hamilton, New Jersey, has just announced that its biller statements will be including QR codes as a new service for its customers so that bills can be paid more quickly and conveniently. The service permits businesses and consumers to pay their bills using a single scanning step. The QR codes are very easy to use as they can be scanned using any smartphone with a reader app. They are…

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