Octopus QR code launches in Hong Kong for taxi mobile payments

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The digital transaction operator’s goal is to encourage cabbies and passengers to stop using cash. A new Octopus QR code service is rolling out in Hong Kong to make it easier for the 40,000 taxi drivers throughout the city to accept mobile payments instead of cash. So far, the reception from cabbies hasn’t been all that enthusiastic as they want greater incentives. Taxi drivers see the potential of the Octopus QR code, but are hoping to be given greater incentives to start using it. They also want a boost in…

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UnionPay QR codes to launch in all 6 AsiaMalls next year

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The quick response code based mobile payments will allow merchants to process smartphone based transactions. Starting in 2018, UnionPay QR codes will be available in all 6 AsiaMalls shopping mall locations across Singapore. This will give consumers the opportunity to use their smartphones to be able to make mobile payments within the shopping centers. The news was released in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from AsiaMalls Management and UnionPay International. This new partnership represents the first one a global payment brand and mall manager have launched in a large scale…

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QR code tracking allows Delhi police to watch over cab riders

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A card featuring a quick response code allows the police to monitor a taxi’s entire journey. A new QR code tracking program is launching in Delhi, India, to help cab riders know they’ll be safe. It involves using an identification card displayed on the back of the driver’s seat. Passengers can scan the QR codes to provide the Delhi Police control room the ability to monitor the trip. The QR code tracking card will feature the barcode as well as the driver’s name and other ID details in addition to…

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QR code app helps lottery ticket sellers spot fakes

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A lotto retailer in Bangkok has started using quick response codes to make it easier to verify tickets. A lottery retailer in Bangkok is using a QR code app strategy to overcome a growing struggle with fake lotto tickets. Sellers are being presented with falsified tickets without any way of knowing whether or not they are real. Retailers have been trying to register complaints with local police but can’t prove the fake tickets are forged. As a result of the forgeries, retailers have been paying out for false prize claims.…

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QR code transactions grew by 400 percent this year, says MobiKwik

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The quick response code usage growth rate is credited to the ease of barcode deployment and scanning. MobiKwik, a large mobile wallet provider in India, has announced that QR code transactions have grown by 400 percent throughout 2017, so far. The company credits the simplicity of quick response code deployment and use for the rapid growth rate. The mobile wallet company has launched its services throughout India based on QR codes. “QR codes will drive digital payments in India and major use cases such as milk, grocery and small mom…

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