Von Ralf Keuper
Bislang galt die Blockchain aufgrund der geringen Zahl von Transaktionen, die über sie abgewickelt werden können, als ungeeignet für das Massengeschäft. Zwei aktuelle Meldungen lassen aufhorchen:
- Beam is bringing blockchain technology to retail mobile payments
- Liqueneq’s blockchain bank payments handle millions of transactions per second
A global payments acceptance platform, Beam, is combining mobile phones and blockchain technology to provide a way of providing that ease-of-use and speed necessary for retail payments. And the company believes the time is right to introduce an alternate mobile payments solution. …
Beam’s technical network now operates in more than 400,000 stores globally with over 5,000 live stores on three continents. Beam has already processed over $250 million in payments for retailers such as Carrefour, Costa Coffee, Aldo, Tommy Hilfiger, and more.
Liquineq believes it can disrupt banking by safely and securely processing transactions within a matter of seconds, eliminating long delays in verifying money transfers. Specifically, Liquineq is a permissioned, multi-tier blockchain-based financial platform optimized to address the inefficiencies in the existing banking system. It uses different techniques and layers to address speed and security issues.