Should a retail #CBDC infrastructure be based on #DLT or conventional technology? And should it involve digital #tokens inspired by #cryptocurrencies?

The below graph maps out the possible combinations.  Conventional database often achieve hashtag#resilience by storing data over multiple physical nodes, but all are controlled by a top node. By contrast, in many DLT-based systems, the ledger is jointly managed by all nodes. The communication needed to achieve hashtag#consensus between these nodes is the main reason …

Implementing Payments at Self-service Kiosks

As reviewed in previous payment trend articles, we are seeing increased adoption of self-service check-out and ordering solutions in both retail and QSR locations. These applications range from self-service ordering kiosks at QSRs such as McDonald’s and Taco Bell to self-check-out stations in retailers like Walmart and BJ’s Wholesale Club. Implementation of self-service kiosks is not …