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JP Morgan files for Bitcoin-style payment system

A US patent application has been filed by JPMorgan Chase for an online payment system, resembling the Bitcoin virtual currency. The application says that its new payment system will compete with credit and debit cards for online transactions, creating “virtual cash” that will sit in an online wallet. Similarly to Bitcoin’s “blockchain” technology, each transaction…

Mobile payments

Fortumo Brings Mobile Payments to Indonesia

On the 10th December Fortumo, a mobile payments provider, launched mobile operator billing in Indonesia. Founded in 2007, Fortumo is “the most developer-friendly mobile payments provider”, enabling developers to earn money from users who purchase their apps and games which are charged to the users’ mobile phone bill. Indonesia is the fourth largest country by…