Apple Pay will accept Bitcoin cryptocurrency through BitPay cards

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US cardholders can link their Prepaid Mastercard to their mobile wallet to use the crypto. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment provider BitPay has announced that its US cardholders will be able to use their cards to complete transactions through Apple Pay. The card makes it possible to link the account to transactions paid with Bitcoin. To use Bitcoin to complete Apple Pay transactions, cardholders must add their BitPay Prepaid Mastercard to their Apple Wallet app. From there, they can use the mobile wallet normally and can use it to pay through…

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Canadian capital pilots tap-to-pay tickets on its light rail network

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Ottawa is testing out a contactless system for its single ride tickets at one of its stations. Passengers taking the light rail train in Ottawa, Canada, can use tap-to-pay tickets for contactless rides in a pilot program. The mobile wallet-based payments are available for single rides starting at one pilot station along the network. Passengers purchasing their single ride fares at Rideau Station can participate in the system test. The single ride adult fares on the light rail transit network throughout Canada’s capital uses tap-to-pay. This uses near field communication…

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Revolut Business QR codes for contact-free payments

Revolut Business QR codes - Mobile Payment

The quick response codes are being used to facilitate transaction completion while social distancing. New Revolut Business QR codes are being launched in order to make it easier to complete payment transactions while social distancing, said the company. The barcodes are being increasingly used to help to complete various forms of contactless tasks. The Revolut Business QR codes are among the most recent additions to smartphone-based strategies for avoiding contact while interacting with a company. Retailers, cafes, restaurants and tradespeople are commonly using quick response codes for precisely these reasons…

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Sports events in this Nebraska city to take place at no cash venues

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Omaha fans will need to make sure they’re ready for mobile payments, credit and debit transactions. Fans attending sporting events in Omaha, Nebraska will need to make sure they’re prepared for mobile payments or credit or debit cards as the city is rolling out no cash venues. The facilities in Omaha have chosen to accept only cashless payment transactions. The goal of the decision to roll out no cash venues is to further restrict person-to-person contact. These transaction methods ensure that the only thing customers will need to touch is…

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QR code ticketing system on its way to Delhi Metro airport express line

QR Code ticketing system - Passengers riding Delhi Metro train

The transportation system is integrating the barcodes into its RuPay-based payments. The Delhi Metro airport express line has received an upgrade involving a QR code ticketing system. This allows customers to complete their transactions in a contactless way in order to ride the train. The airport express line is the first to use the quick response codes, though expansion will follow. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced the introduction of the QR code ticketing system on top of other contactless payment opportunities for passengers. The DMRC has been investigating…

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