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2009/08/05

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  • Red,

    Do do you think the fact that the U.S. does not have a single dominating metropolis would limit the attraction of a new, more convenient payment method? I have seen a number of people using touch (or, touch the wallet) payments at vending machines on platforms, and at CVS's at, and well separated from, stations.

    I think the cards are merely an interim solution until cellular phones with built-in payment chips are nearly ubiquitous. As you know, they already exist in newer models of phones. I think the convenience should prove very attractive in the U.S.

    By disruptor, do you mean "something that must be attended to", or, more dangerously for incumbents, "something that gives a new entrant a substantial advantage"?

    Best Regards,

    Jud

  • Hey Jud,

    In the U.S., debit/credit cards are already pretty convenient -- most people have them, most merchants accept them, and the entire authorization process takes place in less than 10 seconds. As such, contactless technology (whether card- or mobile phone-based) add little marginal convenience. In Japan, it was a much bigger marginal difference (i.e., cash to contactless) that made a difference.