Articles About Payments Tech

Your Car Buying You Starbucks: The Tech Behind It That Makes It Work and the One Investment to Make Right Now

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

You’ve heard of e-commerce, but let me tell you about the next big thing in tech that’s going to make you a lot of money – mobile commerce.

Mobile commerce, or m-commerce for short, is using devices like cell phones and tablets to conduct online transactions.

It was a trend I first shared with you back on June 20, 2013; a time when almost no other analysts were recommending m-commerce stocks. But on that day, I suggested that you buy shares of NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) because it was a top supplier of chips for mobile devices.

If more and more shopping was going to be done through smartphones, phone makers would need the chips to make sure that could happen.

At the time, the stock price for NXPI was roughly $30 a share. It hit a recent high of $202.78 – a gain of 575%.

Now, with all the exciting technological advancements since then, I’m going to give you the inside track on what’s next… a new type of mobile transaction…that will allow for voice-controlled shopping from the comfort of your car.

Don’t scoff.

I believe this will be the next big thing in a sector valued at $2.9 trillion.

And I have the one investment to make before this trend really takes off.

Rewarding early investors and leaving latecomers in the dust

Here’s How to Profit from A Permanent New Economy

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Just in time for Christmas shopping, I’m back on lockdown. Here’s the upside though; It’s pointing me towards a golden moneymaking opportunity.

As you may have heard, California Governor Newsom has issued strict new limits on the state’s businesses as coronavirus cases climb here.

That’s going to pose a huge burden on retailers who often count half their sales during the holidays.

I’m one of those last-minute retail buyers. Don’t get me wrong, I mostly shop online.

But I love to go to our local village and find a unique piece of jewelry for my lovely wife Tracy.

So, this year it’s going to be an all-e-commerce Christmas. And like millions of others, I will be using mobile payments for a good portion of it all.

Indeed, data compiled by cloud leader Inc. (CRM) says interest in mobile payments is at record levels as they head toward a value of more than $3.5 trillion.

Today, I want to show you a great way to play this surging sector with an investment that is beating the market by 73%…

Digitization-X: The New Age of Fintech and Digital Payments

0 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

This month, your host for Digitization-X, Alex Kagin, Director of Technology Investing Research for Money Map Press, is coming to you with an exclusive interview with Ian Kar, the Founder and CEO of Fintech Today. This weekly newsletter is dedicated to keeping up with the latest breaking developments from the fintech industry.

He and Alex will be discussing what’s new and what’s next in the world of personal and digital financial services. We’ll be looking at how banking has changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and plans from companies like Square Inc. (SQ) and PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) to disrupt the industry.

He’ll also be sharing his thoughts with us on the latest big moves by traditional payment network providers, and big developments out of China.

Jack Dorsey and Apple Are Quietly Reinventing How We Buy Things – And it’s Going to Make You Money

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Apple Inc. (APPL) is more than just a phone company.

Sure, it’s sold nearly 2 billion of them since it first launched the iPhone, but this is a company that’s lead by visionaries – and visionaries are never satisfied.

Especially in tech.

They crave innovation. To be at the forefront of the next big thing. It’s in their blood.

You had that with Steve Jobs, and you it’s there with current Apple CEO Tim Cook – and it’s one of the reasons Apple is now the most valuable company in the world.

A week ago, I mentioned to you that Apple is getting into the digital payments market. It’s decisions like that which keep me coming back to the company as one of my favorite investments.

With that in mind, I want to talk about another visionary.

He founded a platform to connect people that has over 300 million users and has changed how we interact and receive our news and entertainment, but that wasn’t enough.

He’s onto something else even more impressive…

Coinbase Stock Offering Would Be First Big Crypto IPO in U.S.

2 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

After years of anticipation, we’re very close to the first genuine crypto IPO in the U.S. stock markets.

Last week, Reuters reported that crypto exchange company Coinbase has “started plans” for an initial public offering.

The Coinbase stock offering could happen as early as this year, the report said, but sometime in 2021 is more likely.

Most assume the ticker symbol will be COIN, although the folks on StockTwits have been using CBASE.

The company has not yet sought the approval of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), but is said to be in talks with investment banks and law firms.

This news should come as no surprise to Money Morning readers. I have long considered Coinbase to be the AOL of crypto. I first tagged the firm as a potential crypto IPO as far back as 2014. Three years later, I declared Coinbase the frontrunner in the race to be the first crypto company to go public.

This is the crypto IPO Wall Street has been waiting for…

One Firm Is Taking the Hassle Out of Digital Payments – And Handing You An $11 Trillion Opportunity

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

My iPhone must have thought I’d become a bank robber.

Please don’t think I’m being flip. I’m a huge believer in the convenience of mobile commerce, often referred to simply as m-commerce.

See, I use Apple Pay from Apple Inc. (AAPL) on my phone regularly when shopping. I love putting the phone next to the reader and double-clicking to make the purchase.

There’s just one problem; My iPhone can’t recognize me and approve my identity with facial recognition. At least, not when I am wearing my Covid-19 safety mask.

That’s where the new field of touchless commerce comes into play. It’s a process in which you simply tap the store’s reader with an enabled credit card.

Don’t scoff; it’s quickly gaining share in m-commerce, a field worth $284 billion.

And the firm I will reveal to you today is a great fintech leader. It’s pioneering touchless commerce and is set to double in value in just about three years

A New Asset Class, A Fintech Revolution, and a Massive Profit Opportunity for You

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

New inventions are constantly re-defining our economy, and generating amazing profits for the investors who climb aboard the best new ideas before they really take off.

That’s why, today, I would like to take the time to let you know about some very special research I’ve been doing about a sector that could just be the most revolutionary profit engine in all of tech. Considering that tech is already the profit engine of the entire economy, that’s really saying something.

It involves a revolution in financial technology that has the potential to redefine how we all pay for the most basic goods and services, and totally change the way we handle money.

The key is the groundbreaking yet often overlooked asset class that has been outperforming every other.

My research is telling me that its best days are still ahead of it

Get into the Trillion-Dollar Healthcare Industry Without Touching a Single Stock

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

This weekend, I told you about a virtually undiscovered corner of the market.

They’re called microcurrencies, and they are already making everyday folks just like you rich – in a matter of days…

I’m not talking about chump change, either…

These are once-in-a-lifetime gains like 3,602% 5,715% 24,522%… even 61,714% in real estate, advertising, energy, travel, financial services – you name it.

And today, I want to talk about another one that was created for one of the most explosive corners of the market: health care.

Now most of the time, when you hear about health care, it’s coming from a panel of pundits on the news networks arguing about the latest political legislative battles coming out of Washington.

Of course, that’s by design. They don’t actually care about your bottom dollar – or your health costs – they care about their ratings… which is exactly why I wanted to talk to you.

What we’re witnessing is nothing short of a revolution in the global currency market. But I’m willing to bet that no more than maybe 10 people even know these tiny currencies exist – or how to profit from them.

For instance, most people don’t realize that there’s a microcurrency especially created for the health care market