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Coresight Research helps retail clients accelerate innovation and growth. We focus on disruption at the intersection of retail and technology – and help you understand what it means for your business. Coresight Research has a global presence spanning the US, Europe and Asia, including deep expertise in the China market.

US Digital Payments Take Off, with Unexpected Winners and Losers

The digital payments landscape is evolving rapidly as consumers and merchants adopt more innovative modes of payments. Cash is declining worldwide, while credit and debit cards have gained popularity. Mobile payment and wallet services are also gaining traction, supported by growing smartphone use, faster data rates and greater Internet penetration.

Payment App Becomes Korea’s First Fintech Unicorn

On December 10, Toss became the fifth Korean unicorn startup, after its parent company, Viva Republica, announced that it raised an additional $80 million in funding, bringing total funding to $200 million and valuing the company at $1.2 billion. The new funding round was led by Silicon Valley-based venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins and Ribbit Capital. Previous funding came from PayPal, Sequoia and the Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund Government Investment Corporation.

Mobile Payments In China

China leads the world in mobile payments. This report focuses on China's most common mobile payments technologies: near-field communication (NFC) and QR codes.