17 April 2014

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Colonic irrigation for payments

04 April 2014  |  1096 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

We have always had two different payment flows without realizing it: pull and push. "Pull" flow is your in-store payment - merchant makes a request for payment, "pulls" payment credentials from customer and then forwards those credentials to the customer's bank to "pull" the payment (which takes days to filter throug...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

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

10 March 2014  |  1265 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 now. Apple has been flying below the radar lately, on all fronts. Yet, anyone who is active in mobile payments should not forget how disruptive Apple ...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Bitcoin's problem No.1

10 February 2014  |  1713 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Security flaw(s) and other related issues apart, Bitcoin has one fundamental problem - its proponents position it as digital currency. Sure, some of the high-profile VCs do highlight BTC's potenti...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Bitcoin vs real life

29 January 2014  |  2782 views  |  6  |  Recommends 2

Heated polar debates over Bitcoin are in full swing. Even the banking community, let alone non-fin companies, are divided in their opinion. With over 80 (!) competitors and wannabes, Bitcoin is not ...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

How Zapp can beat Visa in its own game

15 January 2014  |  2996 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  |  2050 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

Rising tide trends in 2014

16 December 2013  |  1956 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Last year, my magic crystal balls helped me get 6 out of 7 predictions right. Let's see if I can do even better this year. As a quick summary, my predictions for 2014 are based on proliferation of al...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Is PayPal talking to a lighthouse?

12 December 2013  |  2045 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Aircraft carrier is an awesome sight: it's huge, full of energy, impressive in all respects. It's worth a lot of money too. However, when you see an aircraft carrier on the horizon heading towards you...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

5 myths about Google's HCE

22 November 2013  |  3476 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

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

18 October 2013  |  2203 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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