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Euro Crisis: What is the Connection between Hypothecation and the Future of Money?

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 20, 2011  |  Comments Off

Contributed by David Furlonger On the weekend, I read a rather alarming commentary by David Stockman European Banking System is on the Verge of Collapse. While this analysis clearly highlights the fragility of bank balance sheets, it doesn’t dig deeply into the graver issue facing the Eurozone policy makers and indeed the world –  that […]

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Citi Mobile Trial Success Exaggerated

by Kristin Moyer  |  March 18, 2010  |  Comments Off

Citi recently completed a mobile payments trial in India that has received a lot of press.  The trial was a 6 month Tap and Pay project that involved 250 merchants in Bengaluru.   Most of the articles I’ve read on this trial are saying it was wildly successful.  I did some math to see if this […]

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Forget Mobile Payments or Mobile Banking – It’s Mobile Financial Services

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 22, 2009  |  Comments Off

Christophe Uzureau and Stessa Cohen here.  Sybase announced today that it is acquiring Paybox.  Beyond the technology knowhow brought to Sybase via the Paybox acquisition, there is an important potential mindset contribution. Since Paybox has been around since 1999, they had gone through several iterations, moving from a branded B2C service to a mobile solution […]

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Five Reasons Bluetooth Mobile Payments Won’t Happen

by Kristin Moyer  |  January 15, 2009  |  2 Comments

Christophe Uzureau and Kristin Moyer here.  Many barriers exist to the more widespread adoption of mobile payments in developed markets, one of them being lack of consumer interest.  Another barrier, however much less significant, has been the mobile phone itself.  Most mobile phones do not yet include near field communication (NFC) capabilities due to business […]


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World Economic Forum: Financial Services Tech Pioneers are in Social Networking and Mobile

by Kristin Moyer  |  December 4, 2008  |  2 Comments

The World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland announced 34 Technology Pioneers today. The WEF defines a “technology pioneer”: To be selected as a Technology Pioneer, a company must be involved in the development of life-changing technology innovation and have potential for long-term impact on business and society. In addition, it must demonstrate visionary leadership, […]


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