Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency ecosystem in 2020

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency ecosystem in 2020

Facebook is to launch its own digital currency within the next year, saying its plans will deliver an “inclusive and open” financial ecosystem. The cryptocurrency, called Libra, forms part of a wider Calibra digital wallet package under development that will be available as a standalone app before mid-2020. It will initially only allow payments between […]

Fintech startup Yoyo is launching a new omnichannel solution

Fintech startup Yoyo is launching a new omnichannel solution

European fintech startup, Yoyo, has announced a new eCommerce solution for its already existing shopping platform, which is geared towards tracking retail transactions and loyalty programs. Currently, Yoyo Wallet gives consumers the ability to organise mobile and in-store payment options, rewards, offers, and itemised receipts all in one place. Yoyo’s new omnichannel features include multichannel one-click […]

Amazon wants to bring its digital wallet into physical stores

Amazon wants to bring its digital wallet into physical stores

Amazon is reportedly getting serious about mobile payments to challenge the likes of Apple and Samsung by bringing its digital wallet to brick-and-mortar merchants – before the competition gets a stranglehold on the market. The eCommerce giant is starting by bringing Amazon Pay to gas stations, restaurants, and other merchants that wouldn’t necessarily consider Amazon […]

Hike brings internet to smartphones, without mobile data

Hike brings internet to smartphones, without mobile data

Mobile messaging service Hike just launched Total, a new service that lets Android users in India make payments to businesses and transfer money, read news, book train tickets, and chat with their contacts on the platform – all without mobile data. The company, which claims 100 million users on its platform, has been working for […]

WaterAid adds a new way to communicate with its supporters via mobile wallets

WaterAid adds a new way to communicate with its supporters via mobile wallets

GOOD Agency have been tasked with refreshing WaterAid’s Just Water January abstinence event, leading the strategy, creative ideation and delivery of a sector – first digital wallet pass. Just Water, which runs throughout January, challenges participants to go a whole month drinking just water – no booze, coffee, tea and juice. It’s the toughest abstinence […]