The largest commercial bank in Russia, Alfa Bank, is developing a new digital cash service where all transactions will be transmitted and cleared via the blockchain.
Photo firm Kodak has announced plans to develop its own cryptocurrency, KodakCoin, which it says will help photographers to control their image rights via a distributed ledger.
Google is merging its disparate payment programmes, including Android Pay and Google Wallet, into a single brand dubbed Google Pay
In an ever-expanding universe of connected, payments-enabled devices, Visa is looking to reassure consumers (and promote itself) with a "sensory branding" programme that will use sound, animation and haptic cues to signify completed transactions.
A group of Norwegian banks are preparing to merge their payments systems in an effort to protect themselves from an expected challenge from Silicon Valley.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why - cyber criminals are coming to town this Christmas, according to UK high street bank Barclays.