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(via Payments News – from Glenbrook Partners)

On the web: Ready now: A digital identity for Kiwis – “RealMe, an identity verification system, has been rolled out in New Zealand to help citizens make secure online transactions with 40 government agencies and participating banks.” Bitcoin and the Rise of a Digital Counterculture – Wall St. Journal Moneybeat – “The rise of a digital counterculture that in its anti-authoritarian, Utopian idealism resembles the counterculture of the 1960s.” Virtual Currency Gains Ground in Actual World – New York Times – “More businesses are accepting bitcoins lately thanks to Bitpay, which supplies software for processing bitcoin payments. The merchant pays…

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Mobiles becoming dominant for banks
The growing love affair smartphone-toting Kiwis have with mobile banking is starting to push the desktop PC into second place. ASB is the first bank to reach a “tipping point” where more than half of all customers’ online sessions are now taking place on mobile devices.
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(via TechCrunch)

Screen Shot 2013-07-19 at 12.48.07 PMI’m not a huge fan of banks and when senior director Michal Panowicz approached me about mBank my interest was pigued. How could a banking spin-off of BRE Bank and founded in 2000 create one of the coolest, most high-tech banking experiences I’ve seen? The more important question, however, was how could a Polish bank beat the big guys – the Chases, the Citibanks, and the Credit Suisses of the world – to the punch in terms of improved user experience and unique features?

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