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Visa

In 2016, Visa launched a variety of experimental initiatives, including a white-label mobile app for banks (with a tap-to-pay feature similar to Apple Pay) and real-time payments through Visa Direct. Stripe, PayPal, and ClearXchange have integrated with Visa’s platform in order to send and settle payments in real-time—Visa’s answer to the Venmo experience. Perhaps Visa’s most interesting experiment has been in baking technology into wearables. During the 2016 Olympics, Visa handed out swipeable rings for sponsored athletes. It also sold a wristband and Swatch watch with the same scan-to-pay ability as the ring. In August 2016, the credit card company unveiled the NFC Ring to the public. Similar in concept to the Olympics wearable, the NFC Ring lets consumers make purchases at near-field-communications terminals simply by raising a knuckle.

Visa also began experimenting with the blockchain in Europe. In collaboration with the BTL Group, Visa will be looking into how it can use this technology to make more efficient inter-bank transfers both domestically and internationally.  

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Pay by fingerprint? Visa’s new card makes it possible

Millions of consumers already use biometrics technology, like thumbprint scans, to unlock their phones and confirm in-app purchases. Now, similar technology is moving from phones to plastic. With Visa’s new fingerprint card, consumers will be able to avoid four-digit pins and signatures when making in-store purchases. Instead, they will place their finger on a small … Continue reading “Pay by fingerprint? Visa’s new card makes it possible”

Pay by fingerprint? Visa’s new card makes it possible
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Visa wants to replace bank passwords with face scans

The latest smartphones have been built to accommodate fancy biometric authentication techniques like face scans, fingerprints, and voice tests. But as of yet, there aren’t many apps that rely on these new forms of ID. Enter payments giant Visa, which wants to give these emerging password-killers a boost. Yesterday, the company unveiled an API-based offering called … Continue reading “Visa wants to replace bank passwords with face scans”

Visa wants to replace bank passwords with face scans
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