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Be Agnostic: Secure Element, HCE and all the Above

October 1st, 2014

The launch of the iPhone 6 with NFC technology only reinforced something we have been telling our customers for years: focus on the user experience and be agnostic to technology. A consumer mobile payments system should work on all devices […]

What’s Next for Apple Pay?

September 16th, 2014

A full week has passed since Apple’s announcement of Apple Pay and the market response has been swift and extremely favorable to Cupertino. For years the market anticipated that “this was the year” to launch a payment service. But true […]

Need to catch up fast: What is Near Field Communication (NFC)?

September 3rd, 2014

The dream of making payments using our smartphones at the corner store may be closer to reality with the recent developments in the market. Google announced support for Host Card Emulation earlier this year on its Android operating system, making […]

HCE Infographic: What is Host Card Emulation and Why it Matters

August 28th, 2014

Ever since Google announced support for Host Card Emulation (HCE) earlier this year on the Android OS, banks, merchants and other mobile payment aficionados have been all over it, trying to grasp its significance. Countless blogs, papers and presentations have […]

One Tap Mobile Payments: Patenting Simplicity

August 26th, 2014

Sequent announced yesterday that we have received a US patent for a key feature of mobile payments: “one tap” mobile payments. If you don’t know what it is, “one tap” or “single tap” functionality allows mobile wallets to transmit multiple […]

How HCE helps you leverage the mobile app revolution

August 4th, 2014

The world can’t get enough of mobile applications. Last year alone there were 102 billion application downloads according to the analyst firm Gartner. And Google research says 84% of shoppers are now using their mobile phone while they shop in […]

What Sequent’s Visa approval means

April 11th, 2014

On April 9th, Sequent announced that our Digital Issuance platform had been approved by Visa. Why am I so pleased to have passed one of the most grueling security evaluations a commercial entity can suffer through? One that makes PCI […]

Canada: the future of mobile payments

April 1st, 2014

Recently, a VentureBeat article put into words what we at Sequent have felt for a long time: that Canada may just be the future of mobile payments. Why is that? Canada probably has the biggest penetration of contactless-enabled POS systems […]

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