Coin Raises $50,000

Coin smashes crowdfunding goals, puts more cards up for preorder

By on November 20, 2013 at 3:00 PM.

Coin smashes crowdfunding goals, puts more cards up for preorder

Coin, the new mobile payment platform that may actually have a chance at taking off, has already blown through its initial crowdfunding goal by raising $50,000 in under 40 minutes. Because of this success, the company says that it’s making more Coin cards available for preorder and that it’s added new features to Coin including “an alarm that remembers how many times your Coin is being swiped” and that “will alert you via the app if it is being swiped fraudulently when out of your hands.”  More →

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Video: Forget smartphones and NFC, ‘Coin’ is the future of payments

By on November 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM.

Video: Forget smartphones and NFC, ‘Coin’ is the future of payments

Companies are trying as hard as they can to convince us that smartphone-based payment systems are the future, but we have seen little thus far to convince us that this new technology will break out anytime soon. Tap-to-pay smartphone solutions require retailers to update their point of sale (POS) terminals, and mobile payment solutions providers are having trouble coming up with a solid system that works across platforms. On top of everything else, people haven’t yet shown that they’re comfortable replacing standard credit cards with a smartphone-based solution. But what if there were a middle ground? What if an innovative solution came along that required no new POS equipment and could instantly be used anywhere credit cards are accepted? What if that solution looked as familiar as a credit card but still let users empty their wallets of all current credit cards, debit cards, gift cards and membership cards? One San Francisco-based startup is now looking to make this seemingly impossible middle ground a reality. More →

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