The Phoenix Suns to offer NBA mobile payments and NFC ticketing

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The Phoenix Suns mobile app will offer mobile-only ticketing at its Talking Stick Resort Arena. Beginning in the 2019/20 season in October, NBA mobile payments are coming to Arizona via the Phoenix Suns mobile app. In a partnership with Ticketmaster, the Arizona-based National Basket Ball Association (NBA) team will offer NFC ticketing after making the move to mobile-only ticketing at the team’s Talking Stick Resort Arena. The SafeTix service will be used to support the mobile ticketing. Ticketmaster’s Presence platform and its recently rolled out SafeTix service are being used…

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Top restaurant in Chicago to embrace WeChat Pay

WeChat Pay - Restaurant

Steak 48 will be adding mobile wallet payments to its payment options. To accommodate the number of Chinese tourists visiting its restaurant, Steak 48, one of Chicago’s top restaurant brands, plans to accept WeChat Pay starting July 1st. All Prime Steak Concepts brands will support the payment platform. WeChat Pay is one of the largest mobile messaging and payment platforms in the Chinese sector and the world. With millions of tourists and business travelers coming from China to shop at stores and enjoy a meal at restaurants in North America,…

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Unified QR code payments system could become serious competition for major credit cards

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A new mobile payments initiative could become the leading digital payments method in Europe. Several mobile wallet companies across Europe have teamed up with Alipay to create a unified QR code payments system. These companies include Bluecode, momo pockets, ePassi, Pivo, Pagaqui, and Vipps. The adoption of this code will allow payment interoperability for travelers in Europe and from China. The idea behind the unified QR Code payments initiative is to allow users of the six European digital wallets to make QR code payments with their applications at local merchants…

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OMNY payments system brings Apple Pay to New York City’s MTA

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Contactless mobile payments have finally arrived at some New York City transit stations Beginning today (May 31, 2019), New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will begin accepting Apple Pay and Google Pay at select transit stations equipped with the new OMNY payments system. The contactless payment options are part of the MTA’s public test of its new OMNY. The new fare payment system called “One Metro New York” or OMNY, is a tap-to pay system. The OMNY payments system allows riders of NYC MTA transit to use their contactless…

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Bank Indonesia officially launches national QR code payments standard

National QR Code Payments Standard Launched in Indonesia

The Quick Response Indonesia Standard (QRIS) code system has been released. Bank Indonesia (BI) has finally launched its national QR code payments standard, the QRIS code system. The goal of this system is to universalize cashless payment in the country. The system allows for a consumer to transfer funds from one payment system to any other within the BI ecosystem. As QR Code press reported back in April, Bank Indonesia, Indonesia’s central bank, had been working on conducting a trial to establish national QR code payments standards for the country’s…

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