Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave his keynote speech during Facebook Inc’s annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. Mark is excited about payments and private commerce.
Increases in smartphone adoption in Brazil will help the country to entrench its position as a leader in technological innovation for mobile payments in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is according to the "The state of innovation in Latin America'report published by the Visa Innovation Center.
The largest mobile operator in Africa has begun offering service on a WhatsApp channel in its home country of South Africa. Dubbed "MTN Chat", the service allows customers to check account balance, top-up, bundle and store credit or debit cards in the app for future purchases.
MasterCard has expressed its intention to invest $56 Million (€50 Million) in Jumia Technologies, the Berlin-based online retailer with over 4 million customers in 14 African Countries. This is ahead of the company's Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Apple has followed in the footsteps of Amazon with the debut of the new Apple Card. Unlike traditional applications, one can apply directly on their iPhone and, once approved, the card is stored digitally on the Wallet app where you can view your statements, balance, and payment due dates.