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NFC 3.0, Identity, and Security as a Service

The founding vision of NFC payments was simply "tap and pay" at a contactless payment terminal. The world's gotten a lot more complex since then. As a flexible platform enabling multiple use cases, it's time to re-envision NFC's role in the new context of broadband mobile, smartphones, and cloud-based operation. A major play is in security services.