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NFC World 09/20/2019 09:51
NFC tags that include support for digital signatures can provide protection against counterfeiting and grey market goods right through the supply chain — from the factory, through the distribution chain to the retailer and the consumer — chip maker STMicroelectronics explains in a white paper now available to download from the NFCW Knowledge Centre.
NFC World 09/19/2019 10:51
Starbucks has introduced a branded contactless payment pen that customers in Japan can load with funds and then use to make payments at any FeliCa-compatible POS terminal. Starbucks Touch: The Pen uses ‘coffee brown’ ink, comes in a drip coffee machine-inspired design and costs ¥4,000 yen (US$37.02), including a pre-loaded credit balance of ¥1,000 (US$9.26). […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 09/19/2019 10:29
PARTNER NEWS: NXP has launched a new chipset that combines a secure element, NFC and Ultra Wideband communications to make it possible for consumers to conduct secure transactions while “leaving their mobile devices in their back pockets”. The announcement follows the news that Apple has included an Ultra Wideband chip in its new iPhone 11 […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 09/18/2019 11:07
UK-based neobank Revolut has implemented a Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) system that lets customers use their mobile banking app to authenticate their contactless card as they get close to reaching the new contactless transaction limit, avoiding the risk of having their card declined when they next attempt to make an in-store purchase.
NFC World 09/16/2019 09:21
While health applications continue to be the main consumer adoption driver for wrist-worn wearables, support for mobile payments “is also starting to become a mainstay,” according to new research from IDC. IDC’s definition of wrist-worn wearables includes smartwatches, basic watches and wristbands. Shipments reached 34.2m units in total during the second quarter of 2019, up […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 09/16/2019 09:08
Apple’s iPhone 11 smartphones will come with a new chip that supports Ultra Wideband communications, opening up the potential for the devices to support a range of new proximity-based services including item tracking, keyless vehicle entry and mobile payments "The new Apple‑designed U1 chip uses Ultra Wideband technology for spatial awareness — allowing iPhone 11 [...]. R.
NFC World 09/16/2019 06:51
European supermarket group Ahold Delhaize is to equip its stores in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Czech Republic, Serbia and Romania with NFC-enabled electronic shelf edge labels that shoppers can tap to obtain more information about a product — and then add the items to their shopping basket so that they can self-checkout on their [...]. R.
NFC World 09/13/2019 05:00
PARTNER NEWS: “By adding transparency, security, and traceability, blockchain can make supply chains faster and more efficient, especially when originality and provenance are key concerns,” NXP explains in a new blog post. “At the same time, though, we see a way to improve the way blockchain is used in many of today’s implementations.” “Blockchain is, […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 09/11/2019 07:33
Customers of National Australia Bank will be able to begin viewing receipts for their purchases from within their mobile banking app from later this year. NAB is one of three Australian banks who have invested in Slyp, a startup founded by former PayPal executives that says it has “completely reimagined” the receipt, the Australian Financial […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 09/10/2019 11:07
Catalonia, the semi-autonomous region of Spain which includes the city of Barcelona, is to develop an electronic identity platform that “turns the citizen into owner, manager and exclusive custodian of his identity and data”. The IdentiCAT platform will be based on the concept of Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) and use distributed ledger technology to allow […]. Read the rest of at .

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