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Payments and Authentication: Driving toward a Whole Greater than Parts

Many forces are driving rapid changes in the payments industry, including the ubiquity of mobile devices, regulatory requirements (e.g., PSD2 in Europe), and real-time payments initiatives. COVID-19 is also changing the landscape as more companies move their activities onto the Web and face new fraud risks. W3C groups and other organizations are developing new Web […]
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Money20/20 Recap

I’m fresh from Money20/20 (my second time, along with Alan Bird), which was very productive in two ways. The first was in raising awareness about the maturing Payment Request standard for streamlined Web payments. I moderated a session where Zach Koch from Google, Michel Weksler from Airbnb, and James Anderson from Mastercard demonstrated the user […]
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Check out Web Payments Demos @ Money20/20

Please join me on Monday, 23 October at Money20/20, where my colleagues from Google, Mastercard, and Airbnb will demonstrate how to streamline online checkout using new Web standards from W3C. In our session, Zach Koch (Google) will highlight new browser features to accelerate checkout. James Anderson (Mastercard) will show how native mobile applications could integrate […]
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Feedback on European Banking Authority Discussion Paper

In December 2015 the European Banking Authority (EBA) announced a consultation on RTS on strong customer authentication and secure communication under PSD2. The consultation states: “The revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will mandate the EBA to deliver Regulatory Technical Standards on this topic, which the EBA is required to deliver by January 2017. Prior to […]
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Tokyo Web Payments Seminar Summary

A few days after W3C’s TPAC 2015 in Sapporo, nearly 70 people met in Tokyo on 2 November to discuss W3C’s Web Payments activities, with special consideration of the relevance to the Japanese payments ecosystem. Keio University hosted the event, attended by Rakuten, Yahoo Japan, NTT Data, ACCESS, DDS, ookami, NEC Corporation, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial […]
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Idea for a Web Payments Visual Identity

Today the Web Payments Interest Group published the first draft of Web Payments Use Cases 1.0. As we progress toward an architecture for payments well-integrated into to the Open Web Platform, I am thinking about a visual identity for Web Payments. Here is a draft idea: I hacked up the SVG by hand so it […]
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OpenSocial Foundation Moves Standards Work to W3C Social Web Activity

W3C and the OpenSocial Foundation announced today that as of 1 January 2015, OpenSocial standards work and specifications beyond OpenSocial 2.5.1 will take place in the W3C Social Web Working Group, of which the OpenSocial Foundation is a founding member. The W3C Social Web Working Group extends the reach of OpenSocial into the enterprise, HTML5 […]
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