13 February 2016

Beyond TEDIPAY

Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Blockchain for blockheads - Distributed Ledger for Dummies in five minutes

02 February 2016  |  2555 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

Food for thought for those in a hurry: why doesn't a card payment terminal need to check with all other terminals worldwide that your card is genuine?.. Bitcoin hype seems to be superseded by its blockchain flavour. Bitcoin start-ups still raise money, so do blockchain ones - it's tempting to chase unicorns in the "rocket science" area fe...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Fancy a quickie?

21 November 2015  |  1380 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Tinder, 3nder, schminder. Welcome to the new world where non-committal promiscuity is the norm of the day (if not de rigueur), both in personal life and in business. Welcome to the "tinder" world with "tinder" business models. One could say it all started with the "liberation of women" - being less dependent on men (h...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

You must be kidding me

14 November 2015  |  1402 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

Time to ruffle some feathers. Innovation, payments, fintech - there has been a lot of buzz and commotion there for the past few years. The end result - mostly fizzle. Why? There has been no real probl...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Apple Pay: lessons for Cupertino

17 July 2015  |  14279 views  |  7  |  Recommends 0

One could be more forgiving and attribute bad UX to "teething problems", but not when it comes to the world's largest company and expansion launch (rather than greenfield ops). Apple should ...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

What's up, doc?!

13 February 2015  |  1664 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

It's been a while since I blogged here at Finextra. Several of my regular followers were curious as to why I am staying below the radar. Firstly, we are nearing the launch of MultiPass pilot with a m...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

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

09 September 2014  |  3256 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 thr...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Cash is king, but of which kingdom?..

09 June 2014  |  3886 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 Bir...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Checking my crystal balls

02 June 2014  |  2469 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 (develo...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Colonic irrigation for payments

04 April 2014  |  2222 views  |  1  |  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 cr...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

How Zapp can beat Visa in its own game

15 January 2014  |  4759 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 consumers ...

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