Blockchain was the main technical innovation of bitcoin. It is now finding adherents in the real world, with real, or should we say more conventional money….
Playing your cards right under PSD2. – There are of course plenty of alternatives to paying with a debit or credit card online, including prepaid vouchers and services like PayPal. But whether it is buying from an online retailer like Amazon or unlocking content with a subscription, many of us simply reach for our cards. PSD2 could be set to change that.
The banks are looking at PSD2 with mixed feelings. On the one hand, PSD2 could mean the chance to offer new services that their customers are clamouring for, and which could mean increased profitability in a changing world.
The world is awash with new payment systems. We have ApplePay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, innumerable wallets and plenty of other new systems. But we still continue to do most of our shopping with cash and cards just as we always have.