The Mobile Wallet Report, 8 November 2013

The Mobile Wallet Report, 8 November 2013Canadian firms to take Bitcoin to the point of sale, we talk to the CEO of the certification authority as Icelandic citizens prepare to get mobile government IDs, and Mexican Coca-Cola bottler Bepensa Bebidas has introduced a B2B mobile payments service aimed at supporting small neighbourhood merchants.

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  • Canadian firms to take Bitcoin to the point of sale: Startup Coinkite plans to develop and offer its own POS terminals to retailers while Virtex plans to work with existing ATMs and POS equipment.
  • Icelandic citizens to get mobile government IDs: “We are storing the IDs on SIM cards”, the CEO of national certification authority Audkenni explains. “Whether it’s making a contract with someone or borrowing from the bank; everything that the consumer needs to sign, they can do with this technology.”
  • Coca-Cola bottler launches mobile payments and marketing platform: Mexico’s Bepensa Bebidas has introduced a B2B mobile payments service aimed at supporting small neighbourhood merchants that have traditionally operated only in cash — and plans to add a consumer mobile wallet next year.
  • PLUS: Jersey Mike’s designs its own POS terminals, Tesco to use facial imaging to target advertising content, Mondelez to target shoppers with smart grocery shelves, CEBR analyzes economic impact of mobile payments, and more.

Organisations mentioned include Amscreen, Audkenni, Bank of New Zealand, Bepensa Bebidas, Campus Nation, Centre for Economic and Business Research, Circle, Coinkite, Credit Union National Association, DirectCash Bank, Early Warning, EFMA, Fico, Firstsource Solutions, Google, IHS, Infosys, Interac, Javelin Strategy & Research, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Juniper Research, Loop, Mondelez International, Mozido, nViso, Payfone, PayPal, Quividi, Square, Tantrum Street, Tesco, Valimo, Virtex and WorldPay.

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