FinTech SmartCity Updates

While physical businesses are held back by the bug, online ones roll on:
  • PayPal - Enters mobile payments (like Alipay)
  • Facebook - Introduces Facebook Pay (like PayPal)
  • Shopify - Announces Balance (like a bank account)
  • Microsoft - 230,000 registrations for Build (last year: 6,000)

Local authorities have been busy too:
  • London - Embraces outdoor dining (fresh air, natural distancing)
  • Newcastle - From neo-classical to neo-modern | also
  • EU - Plans €100B green stimulus (mobility, manufacturing, infra)
  • US - Relief payments sent as Metabank debit cards (ewallets)