Curve, the ‘over-the-top’ banking platform, raises $55M at a $250M valuation

Curve, the ‘over-the-top’ banking platform, raises $55M at a $250M valuation By: Steve O’Hear TechCrunch Curve, the London-based “over-the-top banking platform,” has raised $55 million in new funding. The startup lets you consolidate all of your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending and access other benefits.Curve’s Series…

Alipay and six European mobile wallets collaborate on digital payments

Alipay and six European mobile wallets collaborate on digital payments Six mobile wallets across Europe, together with  Alipay are collaborating to promote QR code-based digital payment interoperability for travellers both in Europe and from China. Bluecode, ePassi, Momo pocket, Pagaqui, Pivo, Vipps and Alipay are working towards adopting a unified QR code, marking a milestone in connecting Europe’s mobile…

Apple Smartwatches With New App, experimental lightning payments

Apple Smartwatches With New App Alyssa Hertig   You can now receive  experimental lightning payments with a few taps of an Apple smartwatch. Launched Sunday by Bluewallet, one of the more popular lightning network wallets, their new app for Apple Watches allows users to receive bitcoin over its new, risky (but nonetheless promising) payment technology: lightning. Transactors can…