Cover shot: The blockchain - not as secure as you think

The blockchain – Not as secure as you think

The blockchain was created to be completely immutable through the use of cryptographic hash functions, Rambus explains in this 13-page ebook. “Put simply, this means that once the data is put inside the blockchain it cannot be tampered with. A safe, however, isn’t secure if someone steals the combination.”

Covershot: "Norges Bank Papers: Central Bank Digital Currencies"

Norges Bank Papers: Central Bank Digital Currencies

This 55-page document is a detailed report prepared by a working group at Norway’s central bank that sets out the aspects that should be considered in assessing whether the bank should issue a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

NFC World partnerships — A guide for industry suppliers

This 12-page guide provides full details of NFC World’s readership, explains how we work side by side with our partners to educate the market and details the benefits we offer to our partners in exchange for supporting our work.

How blockchain will disrupt the payments industry

How blockchain will disrupt the payments industry

Blockchain is a promising technology that has the power to disrupt financial services and, more specifically, the payment ecosystem but the road to success is long, says Jean-Noël Georges, global program director at Frost & Sullivan.

Payment industry of Bangladesh white paper

Briefing: Payment industry of Bangladesh

This 30-page white paper explores the changing payments ecosystem in Bangladesh and evaluates the current and potential impact of mobile payments on the financial, banking and retail sectors.

The Mobile Wallet Report, 17 January 2014

The Mobile Wallet Report, 17 January 2014

94 mobile payments startups raised a total of $287m last year, CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal tells The Mobile Wallet Report. Also, Jordan is getting ready to launch a national mobile payment platform and BLE beacon interest runs high at the NRF Big Show.

The Mobile Wallet Report, 10 January 2014

The Mobile Wallet Report, 10 January 2014

French supermarket chain E.Leclerc begins a national mobile payment rollout, InMarket puts Bluetooth beacons into 150 US grocery stores, with thousands more expected by end of year, and the first products with Fido Alliance password replacement features are demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas.

The Mobile Wallet Report, 13 December 2013

The Mobile Wallet Report, 13 December 2013

Wendy’s uses toll tags to speed up drive-through sales using EZ-Pass tags, while The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin and the Bluetooth SIG’s Errett Kroeter explain how the Internet of Things is getting closer to a reality.

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