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Virtual, mobile and hyper wallets

By Dave Birch posted Sep 21 2012 at 2:44 PM

[Dave Birch] What's the point of a mobile wallet if it does the same things as your leather wallet?

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Cor, look at the embossing on that!

By Dave Birch posted Sep 20 2012 at 5:35 PM

[Dave Birch] If the adult sector is a leading indicator of change in payments, it just flashed me something interesting.

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Advance warning: adjust your set ready for the digital switchover

By Dave Birch posted Sep 17 2012 at 11:37 AM

[Dave Birch] The Digital Money blog will switch off at the end of 2012 as it has been absorbed into Tomorrow's Transactions.

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it's simple, all this money laundering stuff

By Dave Birch posted Sep 14 2012 at 4:35 PM

[Dave Birch] You have to wonder if KYC AML at the low end is a net benefit to society.

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Stripe on a plane

By Dave Birch posted Sep 14 2012 at 4:34 PM

[Dave Birch] The new British Airway on-board payment experience is ridiculous.

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A calibrated approach to mobile payments

By Dave Birch posted Sep 6 2012 at 9:21 PM

[Dave Birch] India is an excellent and on-going case study of the relationship between regulation and market when it comes to mobile payments.

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Control centre

By Dave Birch posted Sep 3 2012 at 2:11 PM

[Dave Birch] Mobile digital ID seems so obvious that it's amazing Apple haven't patented it yet. So why don't I have it on my phone?

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Another country

By Dave Birch posted Aug 27 2012 at 7:59 PM

[Dave Birch] Retail payments don't work perfectly - there is plenty of scope for innovation.

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Hey, you, get off of my cloud

By Dave Birch posted Aug 23 2012 at 4:32 PM

[Dave Birch] My data belong in the cloud but my identity does not.

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Costs, cash and signals

By Dave Birch posted Aug 21 2012 at 5:13 PM

[Dave Birch] Jack Dorsey correctly observes that "In general, the shift toward a cashless society appears to improve economic welfare". How do we nudge consumers down this road?

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