What does Starbucks do better than mobile payments providers?
Other than novelty lattes, it would appear that Starbucks, and other merchants, are outdoing mobile payments providers at their own game, cultivating a loyal userbase on their own apps.
Elsewhere, the PaymentEye team takes an in-depth look at the Chinese authorities’ attitude to crypto and why a clampdown is imminent.
On the Fintalk podcast, Matthias Setzer, CCO of PayU discusses Ripple, tech giants and the natural advantage of emerging payments markets.
In payment news, Modo continues a highly collaborative week by announcing a partnership with Etihad Airways, following an equity stake from Deutsche Bank.