Wallet

  • Ledger grabs $7 million for its cryptocurrency hardware wallets

    Ledger grabs $7 million for its cryptocurrency hardware wallets

    Things are going incredibly well for Ledger these days. People find bitcoins, ethers and other cryptocurrencies exciting again. And the French startup just raised a $7 million Series A round to make hardware security devices ubiquitous. MAIF Avenir, XAnge, Wicklow Capital, GDTRE, Libertus Capital, Digital Currency Group, The Whittemore Collection, Kima Ventures, BHB Network and Nicolas… Read More

  • Jackson Wayne makes a messenger bag for time travelers to the Old West

    Jackson Wayne makes a messenger bag for time travelers to the Old West

    Well howdy, partner! How’s your Django app deployment going? Jackson Wayne makes leather goods with a decidedly old-timey, pre-WWII/post-Pony Express bent. Founded by a former lawyer, Andrew Lynch, the style is based on “old pictures of lawyers and their briefcases” that Lynch found while running is law practice. Lynch’s inspiration came from a leathery past. “I… Read More

  • This leather wallet has a built-in battery to charge your iPhone

    This leather wallet has a built-in battery to charge your iPhone

    If you have an iPhone other than the 6 Plus or 6S Plus, chances are that you run out of battery pretty frequently. In a world where background updates, location tracking, and 24/7 bluetooth constantly drain our batteries, it’s not unheard of to run out of juice just a few hours into your day. Most people have recruited battery packs, car chargers, or battery cases to help… Read More

  • India’s MobiKwik raises $50M for its mobile wallet service

    India’s MobiKwik raises $50M for its mobile wallet service

    The increase of smartphone ownership in India is fueling the rise of mobile wallets in India. One company leading the charge, MobiKwik, has topped up its own funds with a $50 million Series C round announced today. Read More

  • Yoyo Launches Mobile Wallet In The U.S.

    Yoyo Launches Mobile Wallet In The U.S.

    UK-based mobile wallet app Yoyo Wallet has quietly brought their mobile payment technology to the U.S. and has been stealthily rolling out services with select partners in a private beta. The company is planning its official launch in the first quarter of 2016. Beyond basic card payments, the Yoyo wallet provides loyalty programs and rewards offerings it can automatically deliver to… Read More

  • Apple Rebrands Passbook To Wallet

    Apple Rebrands Passbook To Wallet

    Apple just introduced a few new updates to the Apple Pay service at the WWDC conference in San Francisco. Alongside adding your usual debit and credit cards, Apple Pay now lets you add store cards as well as loyalty and rewards cards. With the help of PassBook, the Apple Pay also knows exactly which card you need when you’re in a given store and presents the right option. That said… Read More

  • The Woolet Is A Wallet That Yells At You When You Leave It Behind

    The Woolet Is A Wallet That Yells At You When You Leave It Behind

    The Internet of Things promised us a deeper connection with our objects. We would be hugging our toasters, marrying our fridges, and sleeping with our bathroom scales. But nothing out there so far could talk back to us until the Woolet. The Woolet is a wallet that contains a small beacon that connects to your phone. When you leave (or lose) your wallet, the phone will buzz to let you know. Read More

  • When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet? Crunch Network

    When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet?

    When I leave my home, I check that I have three things: keys, wallet, phone. How long will it be until the first two are obsolete? My wallet has only three things I actually need: credit cards, cash, ID. Any American with an iPhone 6 has already obsoleted credit cards, courtesy Apple Pay. Any Kenyan, Senegalese, etc. with a phone has long obsoleted cash, courtesy M-Pesa, Orange Money, etc. Read More

  • Capital One Debuts A New Mobile Wallet App, Designed To Work With Apple Pay

    Capital One Debuts A New Mobile Wallet App, Designed To Work With Apple Pay

    Just ahead of Apple Pay’s public release, a top credit card provider, Capital One, has rolled out a new mobile wallet app for cardholders that will work with Apple’s forthcoming mobile payments platform to provide users with detailed information on their Apple Pay transactions, in addition to balance rewards access, and other features. The app was soft launched on iOS earlier… Read More