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The Future of Virtual Currenciesalternative futures for virtual currencies and underlying technologies

Virtual currencies promise to be the internet of finance – symbiotic with, and supportive, of the internet of everything. More than 1,700 cryptocurrencies have been developed, of which about 40% are considered active. Bitcoin stands out, both in terms of valuation and mindshare, but it is still early days in this new and dynamic space.

The rapid pace of development, the proliferation of new applications, coupled with uncertain regulatory responses and the potential for disruption across many frontiers make it essential for financial institutions, payment networks, regulators, mobile network operators and technology vendors to keep apprised of the alternative futures that this new era may herald.

How is the future of virtual currencies likely to unfold? This new report from Technology Strategies International Inc. provides detailed and insightful analysis of alternative futures for virtual currencies, and the potential disruptive impact of virtual currency technologies.

The Future of Virtual Currencies addresses the following key questions for senior executives in organizations that may be affected by developments in virtual currency technology:

  • What is really happening beneath the surface in the virtual currency space?
  • What is likely to happen in the future?
  • How should we prepare ourselves for the future?

The Future of Virtual Currencies is an essential in-depth strategic information resource for senior executives in industries that are likely to be affected by the broader adoption of virtual currency technology. To find out more about the report please click here.


Canadian payments forecast - 2014

a comprehensive review and forecast of consumer payments in Canadat

Canadian Payments Forecast, 2014 is the most comprehensive and authoritative independent strategic review, analysis and market forecast available on the Canadian payment industry. New research from Technology Strategies International examines how the Canadian consumer payments landscape has evolved since the 2013 report was published, analysing key trends in the Canadian payments sector and examining the prospects for traditional and emerging payments technologies in the marketplace.

Included in this year’s report:

  • Findings from consumer research amongst more than 2,000 adult Canadians
  • In-depth analysis of prospects for the Canadian economy, personal expenditure on goods and services, and the retail sector
  • Analysis and forecast of debit, credit, cash and cheque payments
  • Analysis and forecast of P2P payments, remittances, contactless, gift card, online and mobile payments in Canada
  • An assessment of the most important regulatory developments in the Canaidan payments market
  • Indicator tables for all major payment modes

A strategic resource for payment professionals, Canadian Payments Forecast - 2014 provides essential in-depth planning information for anyone involved in Canada's payment industry.
To find out more about the report, or to order your copy, please click here.


new research in-depth analysis and foresight

  • The future of Virtual Currencies
    While skepticism about the sustainability of virtual currencies is high, there is, increasing recognition that the underlying technology has the potential to disrupt traditional centralized ‘trust’ models and usher in a new era of distributed ‘trustless’ engagement.
  • Canadian Payments Forecast - 2014Mobile payments are still in the early stages of development, but Canadians are becoming increasingly comfortable with using their smartphones to initiate mobilepayments
  • Canadian Payments Forecast - 2013 Mobile payments are still in the early stages of development, but many Canadians have already adopted mobile payments.
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