Monthly Archives: August 2013

Why don’t we see finger print readers on smartphones?

iNVASIVECODE – Blog • Will a fingerprint sensor be Apple’s next hit? …. Excellent article explaining the technical limitations of finger print readers and the implications for linking to digital ID and mobile payments. Advertisements

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Why Amazon, Facebook Are In Hot Pursuit Of Digital Identity

Why Amazon, Facebook Are In Hot Pursuit Of Digital Identity. The identity wars intensify. Social media realize the importance of a single log-in to enhance their customer base. And the role of big players like Amazon and Facebook as trusted … Continue reading

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Germany’s ruling on Bitcoin paves the way for its legitimacy in the EU

Germany’s ruling on Bitcoin paves the way for its legitimacy in the EU | The Verge.

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Baby steps for E-Money in Latin America

A New Wave of E-Money in Latin America | CGAP Governments in Latin America are slowly grasping the importance of e-money for financial inclusion. One can understand that financial regulators are not precisely the most entrepreneurial and risk-taking leaders, seeking … Continue reading

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There seems to be common ground on rate capping

. Senator R. Durbin concurs with the European Commission view on rate capping. US safe-harbour ceiling of 7 cents for debit cards coincides close to the 0.2% cap in the EU. http://digitaltransactions.net/news/story/4206  

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