Category Archives: Payments

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 […]

W3C Interview: Coil on Interledger Protocol and Web Monetization

In June I had the pleasure of speaking with Coil CEO Stefan Thomas about the Interledger Protocol (ILP), and Coil’s vision of using it to support “Web Monetization,” essentially bringing micropayments to the Web as an alternative to advertising and subscriptions. Ian Jacobs (W3C): Do you think of yourself as a “payments guy”? Stefan Thomas […]

W3C Strategic Highlights: Meeting Industry Needs (Web Payments)

(This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights. This post does not include significant updates since the October 2018 report. For more recent news, please see the Web Payments Working Group home page.) The mission of the Web Payments Working Group is to make payments easier and more secure on the Web. […]