MintChip

MintChip Digital Currency Experiment is Dead: App to Shut Down in December

Back in 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint launched the MintChip challenge, asking iOS developers to participate in a content to create a digital payment app using their new MintChip technology, with a grand prize of $50,000 up for grabs. Toronto-based fintech nanoPay eventually acquired MintChip in the winter of 2015 and later in 2016 launched...

MintChip for iOS Adds Apple Pay for Top Ups, Interac Online

Last month, secure digital currency MintChip launched for iOS and Android users. The iOS version uses QR codes to pay at participating merchants (Android has NFC), while the digital wallet can be funded by your bank's chequing account or credit card. MintChip for iOS was just updated to support Apple Pay for top ups (there’s...