Bitcoin – clarifying the issues

First of all I would like to thank Mobey Forum and its members for a great conference in Oslo (Feb 2014) and for the many lengthy and thought provoking conversations there. There have been a lot of questions and misunderstandings about Bitcoin, so I have put together a short Q&A about what Bitcoin is, and…

CaixaBank creates wearable banking

CaixaBank has become the world’s first bank to design an application for smartwatches (a watch device that synchronises with mobile phones). The service, which is already available for the SmartWatch 2 from Sony, allows users to follow the stock markets via their watches. The application lets users choose stocks and indices from international markets (IBEX35,…

Why are wallets failing?

[avatar user=”sirpa” size=”original” align=”left” link=”https://mobeyforum.org/dt_team/sirpa-nordlund/” target=”_blank”] <h4>by Sirpa Nordlund</h4> Executive Director at Mobey Forum [/avatar] January saw the curtailment of the first big mobile wallet to hit the market following news from O2 that is was withdrawing its service. With a lifespan of just 18 months, the O2 wallet was the first MNO wallet to make…

CIBC and TELUS launch mobile payments

Canadians will now be able to conveniently pay for coffee, groceries and more with the CIBC Mobile Payment App on their TELUS smartphone TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ – CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) and TELUS today announced the launch of the CIBC Mobile Payment App to TELUS mobile devices with Near-Field Communications (NFC) capability, allowing more…