This Monday we had our September London WooCommerce meetup, hosted by Realex Payments. With Marina out of town, it was up to Elliot and myself to orchestrate everything.
The London meetups usually start out with networking, talking amongst each other, consumption of refreshments. We planned a Q&A session where those who came could ask questions, and we’d try to answer them using our collective knowledge about all the things: Paul and Alan from Realex about the nitty gritty of payments, Elliot about the business cases, and myself mostly about developer focused topics.
Payments, payments, payments. I could write about them all day. In what’s shaping up to be the next innovation battleground, there’s just so much going on lately.
To that end, Accenture released its 2014 North American Consumer Payments Survey of 4,000 consumers last month. The survey canvassed respondents’ attitudes to different ways of making payments, as well as their expectations of the future.
Bitcoin is mysterious. Is it the cryptocurrency used by criminals? A tool of anarchists? Or is Bitcoin simply a way to buy goods on Overstock.com?
Last week, Bitcoin news resource Coindesk released its Q3 State of Bitcoin Report for 2014, which helps unpack what is really going on with Bitcoin right now.
Last week we “nerded out” over Stellar, a new financial protocol that we think has the potential to change the fabric of the global financial system.
Hence, the Prospress SF team (i.e. Brent and I) were excited to be able to attend the first ever Stellar Developer Meetup, at the Stripe offices in San Francisco.
If you’ll permit us some further nerding out, keep on reading.
Whenever you do an international currency transfer—be it an international purchase on your credit card, a purchase of foreign currency, or a transfer of money back to your family in your home country—you can pretty much assume that you’ll lose a fair chunk of cash.
Payments are the lifeblood of eCommerce. It’s no surprise then that there are a hundreds of startups, investors and innovators looking to disrupt payments.
With so many new and existing companies, it can be overwhelming to keep up. That’s why we were excited to find a fantastic slide deck from BI Intelligence on The Future of Payments.