A research report from Mercator Advisory Group, Payment Networks 2.0: The Battle for Tokenization, provides a deep dive into how network tokenization operates, starting with the EMVCo specification and a review of the Apple Pay implementation. It provides clarity regarding the technical challenges associated with implementing host card emulation (HCE) and identifies how tokenization will impact the payments value chain and how Apple Pay will impact Google, PayPal, MCX, and Softcard.
“Expanding beyond the tightly controlled Apple Pay environment into the Wild West of the Android environment will take time,” said Tim Sloane, VP, Payments Innovation, and author of report. “Tokenization will change the payments industry in interesting ways. The networks have clearly carved out a new business model for themselves, and the implementation of tokens will enable payment providers to enter adjacent markets, such as identity management and loyalty management, if they wish. Indeed tokens offer so many growth paths that determining which path any individual payment provider will follow will likely consume corporate strategic thinking for the next few years.”
This report is 40 pages long and contains 8 exhibits.
Companies and organizations mentioned in this report include: Adaptive Path, Amazon, American Airlines, American Express, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citigroup, Deutsche Telekom, Discover, Dunkin’ Donuts, EMVCo, Facebook, Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, Fiserv, Google, MasterCard, Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), mFoundry, Microsoft, Monitise Group, Navy Federal Credit Union, NYCE, PayPal, PNC, Secure Remote Payment Council, Shazam, Softcard, Starbucks, The Clearing House, T-Mobile, TSYS, US Bank, USAA, Verifone, Verizon, Visa, Wells Fargo, and Wendy’s.
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