Nike and Rtfkt use NFC to link physical clothing with NFTs

Nike and Rtfkt hoodies with NFC to link physical clothing with NFTs

Nike and its digital fashion brand Rtfkt have launched a hoodie incorporating an NFC chip that enables purchasers to connect it to a digital version of the garment in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) that can be ‘worn’ by digital avatars in Rtfkt’s Clone X avatar ecosystem... More





Huawei Pay goes live in Italy

customer making Huawei Pay digital wallet payment with their smartphone in Italy

Customers of Intesa Sanpaolo bank in Italy with a compatible smartphone can now digitise and add their PagoBancomat payment card to a Huawei Pay digital wallet and use it to make in-store NFC mobile payments... More





Global digital wallet spend to exceed US$12tn in 2026

Juniper Research showing forecast that global digital wallet spend will exceed US$12tn in 2026

The total value of digital wallet transactions globally will exceed US$12tn in 2026, up from US$7.5tn in 2022, and the total number of digital wallet users worldwide will increase from 3.4 billion in 2022 to more than 5.2 billion in 2026, according to a forecast by Juniper Research... More





UK government to implement contactless digital border

UK border force officer holding passport

The UK government is to begin testing technologies and greater use of biometric innovations for automated border identity verification checks as part of its newly published plans to develop, test and implement a “contactless digital border” at airports, ports and other entry points to the country... More



Manchester’s Metrolink drops one-day travel passes from mobile ticketing app to cut fare evasion

Man using tram contactless ticket barrier on Mancheste Metrolink

Passengers travelling on the Metrolink tram network in the UK city of Manchester can no longer purchase a one-day travel pass on Transport for Greater Manchester’s Get Me There mobile ticketing app and are instead being encouraged to use the network’s open loop contactless fare payment system that incorporates daily and weekly fare capping... More





Nearly 100m US consumers will be scanning QR codes by 2025

Graph from eMarketer forecasting that nearly 100m US consumers will be scanning QR codes for multiple use cases by 2025

The number of US consumers who use their smartphone to scan QR codes to make contactless payments and for a wide range of other use cases such as scanning codes in print publications, on restaurant menus and in retail outlets will rise from 83.4 million in 2022 to 99.5 million by 2025, according to an Insider Intelligence forecast... More