21 October 2014

Beyond TEDIPAY

Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

To those who still don't get it...

09 September 2014  |  2247 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

It's been a while since I blogged here at Finextra (for many reasons)... Today is a special occasion. The day Apple (and I) said "FU!" (You'll understand the context better if you glance through my December 2013 post.) To those who doubted Apple will do NFC. And those who refused to listen about the consequences of Apple doing so... T...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Cash is king, but of which kingdom?..

09 June 2014  |  2542 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

It was interesting to see many Finextra readers defending cash. Most arguments in favour of cash are based on sentiments, rather than hard facts. The best authority on that subject, IMHO, is Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion. He wrote almost 150 blog posts on cash, citing or referencing mind-opening statistics and facts. Attempting to sum up Dave...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Checking my crystal balls

02 June 2014  |  1519 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Summer is upon us, and it's time to do mid-year revision of my predictions for 2014 (last year I got 6 out 7 right). Wearables - tick Samsung's Gear 2, Moto 360 by Motorola, G watch by Google (dev...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

What Steve Jobs knew back in 1984 and why that matters today

10 March 2014  |  3233 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Mobile payments. HCE. Mobile wallets. Wearables. This launch, that announcement. Blah, blah, blah... There is so much overlapping noise, confusion and lack of any clear direction in the market right n...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

How Zapp can beat Visa in its own game

15 January 2014  |  3664 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Zapp made some further progress by bringing onboard major banks. When it comes to e-commerce, Zapp could indeed represent a compelling value proposition if they do three things: (1) offer consum...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

There is a stranger in your car

10 January 2014  |  2450 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

When you are on a crowded bus, you don't know who is standing next to you and what that person is up to. There are a lot of weird and obsessed people out there... Now, imagine your own car - what w...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

5 myths about Google's HCE

22 November 2013  |  3810 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

Hardly a day goes by without someone getting excited about Google's Host Card Emulation (HCE). Media is selling it as the "Open Sesame" for mobile payments. Is that true? Executive summary:...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

A condom with a hole

05 November 2013  |  2150 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Google made waves last week with their announcement about Host Card Emulation (HCE) solution that allows, inter alia, to "emulate" EMV without requiring any secure element (SE). Oh my... ...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Skate to where the puck is going to be...

18 October 2013  |  2280 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

... not where it has been. Anyone who read some of my blog posts here at Finextra knows that I like that Wayne Gretzky's approach. In fact, I use both real-time dynamic "puck" analysis as ...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Invisible payments, Cloud POS and the next big thing

12 October 2013  |  4744 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Money2020 was a great event that I missed. Yet, judging from media coverage and comments from people who did attend, there were few surprises there. There were some weird product launches like Loop; t...

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