Best of the week: Dogecoin as Tesla payment option, COVID-19 vaccine passports, top NFC-enabled rings

We’ve gathered some of the best and most interesting articles over the last week.

1. Top 5 NFC-enabled rings

PaySpace Magazine has revised the best models of both budget and luxury NFC rings in the market. They may substitute your wallet, a travel pass, access badges, and even your home or car keys.

2. Google is moving towards no-password future

Google is set to offer mandatory multifactor authentication (MFA) for all Google account owners, announced by Mark Risher, Director of Product Management, Identity and User Security.

PaySpace Magazine anticipates that such a step would be a positive way forward. That would bring more security and convenience to Google users especially for those who forget the passwords or use the same password across different websites.

3. Los 5 mejores bancos en Venezuela

Al principio del año 2021, el sitio web Banca y Negocios destacó en uno de sus artículos, las principales instituciones del sistema bancario venezolano que tuvieron un mejor desempeño en cuanto al activo total de la banca en el país, para el cierre del 2020.

4. Elon Musk: ”Do you want Tesla to accept Doge?”

Elon Musk has queried the acceptance of Dogecoin by Tesla as a payment method in a poll carried out on Twitter. This comes after the acceptance of Dogecoin as a payment method in SpaceX, Musk’s commercial rocket company.

PaySpace Magazine: In terms of digital money, the problem is that 1 address holds 28% of all Dodge’s. The owner of this address is a very large whale. This means that he can manipulate the price. The only thing that Dodge is good for is its low transaction cost. But still, there are plenty of blockchains that have even lower transaction costs.

5. Sustainability as a business opportunity explained

The coronavirus crisis has made some people think that the Earth wants to either clear itself of people or get some rest from their harmful activities. This idea has invigorated debates on sustainable changes required for global economies. The complex and unprecedented social, environmental, market, and technological challenges we are currently facing give humanity a great chance to revive industries with a deeper awareness of environmental and social impacts.

6. Open Banking Expo Awards

Open Banking Expo launches its Awards scheme to celebrate the significant progress of Open Banking across the global financial services sector. Equifax is the launch partner of the scheme.

7. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his secrets for success

It is definitely hard to find somebody who hasn’t heard about Facebook and its creator – Mark Zuckerberg. On May 14, he celebrates his 37th birthday. According to Forbes, his net worth is $110.8B while Facebook has 2.7B monthly active users. What is the secret of his success?

8. Over half of Brits would give up physical shopping in favor of online

Klarna’s Shopping Pulse has found that 62% of Brits expect to do most of their shopping online in a year’s time. The quarterly global report also found that, when asked to choose between only shopping online or in-store, over half (57%) of UK shoppers would choose to give up the physical experience in favor of online.

PaySpace Magazine anticipates that nearly 70% of UK shoppers are likely to shift to offline shopping by the end of 2021. Despite the popularity of online shopping amid several lockdowns, a vast majority of people missed buying goods in-person.

9. COVID-19 vaccine passport: everything a traveller needs to know

Are they a threat to your vacation and legal rights, or the salvation of the tourism industry and global economies? Here is everything you need to know.

10. Face recognition technology to change the world

PaySpace Magazine offers you the chance to consider some of the most significant examples of the use of facial recognition technology, as well as learn how this very technology is developing.