Banks, Insurance & Financial Services

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Credo360 rebrands credibility requirements for financial transactions with blockchain-backed peer ratings

Credo360 is a peer-to-peer network that uses blockchain to allow members to complete transactions without having to share their personal information. User’s credibility is established through peer ratings generated from social interactions, such as renting or hiring, and is shown as a Credo score, which is stored on a blockchain, providing a secure way to vouch for other’s reliability.

Technology TOK leverages blockchain to connect members and let them securely buy and sell cryptocurrency

TOK APP is a blockchain-based multi-purpose peer-to-peer chat application built on Ethereum’s decentralized network. It allows users to chat securely and features a built-in cryptocurrency wallet to enable them to buy, sell and send tokens.

Automotive Consumer Expectations For Retail Experiences In 2020 And Beyond

In partnership with Suzy, PSFK research reveals that tomorrow's consumers will expect increasingly personalized and localized offers and experiences that go beyond mere transactions

Entertainment Atlético de Madrid X Chiliz build blockchain-backed mobile platform that lets fans support their favorite teams

Spanish soccer club Atlético de Madrid collaborated with sports and entertainment blockchain firm Chiliz to build Socios.com, a blockchain-backed mobile platform that lets fans show support to their favorite teams with cryptocurrency tokens. The token gives fans the ability to serve as shareholders, allowing them to vote on club matters and access exclusive content. Fans can either purchase the tokens or collect them for free through a Token Hunt enabled by an AR-powered geolocation feature.

Brand Activation & Immersion American Express' exclusive food & gift popup opens to members in celebration of Small Business Saturday

Financial services company American Express is opening an exclusive pop-up for its members in celebration of Small Business Saturday. American Express Platinum House features premium NYC dining, including bites and drinks from Wayan, Legacy Records and the Michelin-starred Cote Korean Steakhouse. The brand also offers a concierge, local guides and gift wrapping.

Fashion & Apparel Swych accepts crytpo payments to offer users more options for sending mobile gift cards

Digital gifting platform Swych accepts crypto payments to offer users more options for sending friends mobile gift cards. The platform enables gift givers to purchase mobile gift cards from over 600 participating retailers, and recipients can exchange (or ‘swych’) their cards for another retailer if they prefer.

Retail BitPay offers Brazilian consumers gift cards to easily fund everyday purchases with Bitcoin

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay allows Brazilian consumers to buy gifts cards for Mercado Livre, one of the largest online commerce ecosystems in Latin America, using Bitcoin. This integration allows Brazilian Bitcoin customers to use cryptocurrency to pay for everyday purchases, such as metro rides, and makes it easy for expats to send gift cards to their families in Brazil.

Transactions & Payments Coinbase x WeGift let European customers buy virtual gift cards with crypto

Digital currency exchange company Coinbase has partnered with UK-based gift card startup WeGift to allow European customers to use cryptocurrency to buy virtual gift cards from over 120 retailers.

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Bitmo makes it easy to send virtual gift cards from a mobile wallet

Mobile gifting and payment platform Bitmo enables users to easily send virtual gift cards from their mobile wallets just by entering a recipient’s phone number. Recipients can split the card value between retailers or exchange them for a different retailer for no fee without informing the giver.

Retail Chase Bank allows checking account holders to send digital gift cards

Chase Bank allows checking account holders to send digital gift cards from over 60 retailers through its app or website. Senders can choose the “gifting” option when sending payments, and receivers get an email with a numerical code to use at an online retailer’s checkout or a barcode to scan at checkout in store.

Video TikTok helps video creators make money through in-app gifting from viewers in live-streams

Social media video app TikTok allows video creators to make money through in-app gifting from viewers in live-streams sessions. Viewers purchase TikTok coins, which can be exchanged for virtual gifts, such as special emoji, which they can send to the creators of their favorite content, allowing the creator, as well as anyone who views the video to see the type of gift given. The gifts are then converted into Diamonds, a measure of the praise and popularity of a given content creator. When a content creator has made enough Diamonds, they can be exchanged for cash via PayPal or other payment service. 

Home Ibotta provides users with additional savings through reward-based mobile payment

Cashback app Ibotta added a payment feature to provide users with additional savings through reward-based mobile payment. Customers sign up with their credit cards and choose the "Pay With Ibotta" option for any of the 30 participating retailers, including The Home Depot. They are then presented with a QR-code to be shown at checkout to receive rewards for their entire purchase.

Case Study Ally Is Gamifying Financial Literacy With City-Sized AR Monopoly Boards

With the help of augmented reality and advice from Mr. Monopoly himself, Ally is providing its users with a fun and engaging way to learn

Loyalty & Membership A Pagan Credit Union Proves Banking Can Legitimize Communities

The startup credit union hopes to empower its community with cooperative funding that takes alternative spiritual practices seriously