Category Archives: Partner

New fintech hits major milestone

Australian payment service provider PayDock will offer a range of new, secure, mobile-friendly payment options to its e-commerce merchants powered by Bluechain. The new Bluechain payment option simplifies the checkout process, allowing registered customers to quickly and safely pay on their mobile with a few taps. Conventional checkout processes for online shopping carts require the customer to type in their…

Secure Trading

Bluechain joins Secure Trading network

Bluechain has signed an agreement with Secure Trading for payment gateway services, giving Bluechain access to their extensive acquirer network across Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Secure Trading is one of the world’s leading independent payment service providers and is integrated with banks all over the world. The Secure Trading partner program enables Bluechain to introduce customers…

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New fintech hits major milestone

Yesterday in Nairobi, Kenyan payment solution provider PesaPrint signed a licence agreement that will see Bluechain rolled out to over 5 million users in Kenya in the next 5 years. Under the licence agreement, PesaPrint will white-label the Bluechain payments app and will be responsible for in-country marketing to merchants and consumers. Apart from securing an important revenue stream in…

Vietnam National Fintech Day

Bluechain has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Fintech Challenge Vietnam. Bluechain, with the other finalists, will make their final pitch to the judging panel at the Vietnam National Fintech Day to be held in Hanoi on 30 May. The aim of the Fintech Challenge is to promote financial inclusion, especially of rural communities, through collaboration between the…

Trust and technology: banks should heed the warning signs

According to a recent article in the Australian Financial Review “Bank dominance under threat from technology, trust”, banks need to start taking notice of how the world has changed around them. The days when the banks dictated how consumers paid for goods and services or borrowed money are gone. And if they don’t pay attention, they could find themselves being…

5 benefits of redefining domestic payment schemes

The global payments paradigm is changing. Worldwide, the dominant international card schemes battle against ever-increasing fraud, exposing their underwhelming response to the emergence of card-not present transactions. In the developing world, banks are looking to mobile technologies to capture payments by the unbanked and remove reliance on cash. And in the first world, disruptors are carving out pieces of the…

Bluechain will preview its next-gen domestic payment scheme at the Central Bank Payments Conference June 26-28

If you plan to attend the Central Bank Payments Conference in Amsterdam 26–28 June 2017,  be sure to connect with us for a preview of our new domestic payment platform and discover how it fosters cash-lite and inclusive economies, provides greater control over data sovereignty, reduces fraud, and lowers costs. Our Managing Director of Africa, Yoku Korsah will be coordinating…

Australian banks denied access to NFC on iPhone. Now what?

On Friday 30 March 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that the country’s largest banks cannot collectively bargain with Apple over access to near field communication (NFC) technology on the iPhone, which would allow the banks to compete with Apple Pay. Rather than enhancing competition, this decision limits Australian consumers and impairs the banks’ profit margins as they…

Contactless payments: Choosing a wireless technology for next-gen payments

Today’s mobile phones and smart phones are so much more than just a telephone. They serve as televisions, browsers, in-boxes and digital wallets. Instead of paying with cash, cheque, or credit cards, today’s consumers can use a mobile or smart phone to pay for a wide range of services and goods. While mobile payments have been slow to catch-on in…

Mobile payments: Have the card schemes stopped innovating?

I recently attended the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This conference provides attendees with an in-depth analysis of the topics and trends that are shaping the mobile industry in 2017. It also provides the opportunity for the giants and dwarves of the industry to showcase their latest innovations. In past years, there has been a strong focus on infrastructure, with…

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