25 July 2014


Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Cash is king, but of which kingdom?..

09 June 2014  |  2066 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  |  1176 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 (developed by LG), One by HTC and iWatch by Apple are going to hit the shelves soon. None of those smartwatches support mass transit or mobile payment...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Apple's Siri - iPhone security hole

23 May 2014  |  2753 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Spear phishing is a powerful fraud technique. The objective is to get sensitive/confidential data which can then be used to mount at attack. A combination, for example, of my home and mobile numbers, ...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Colonic irrigation for payments

04 April 2014  |  1561 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 c...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

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

10 March 2014  |  2002 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

Bitcoin's problem No.1

10 February 2014  |  2029 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  |  3152 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  |  3315 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  |  2346 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

Is PayPal talking to a lighthouse?

12 December 2013  |  2171 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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