Visa and Samsung come together to make mobile transactions more secure
Visa has announced that it will be supporting mobile payments on the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S6. Samsung revealed the new iteration of its flagship smartphone over the weekend. The device will have several upgraded features over its predecessors, but will also support Samsung Pay, a new mobile payments service that has been devised by Samsung. The new payment service is expected to officially launch in the summer of this year, and will support technology developed by Visa.
Visa Token Service will be used on Samsung Pay
Visa’s Token Service will be supported by Samsung Pay. This service involves the tokenization of consumers information when they make mobile payments. Financial information is converted into digital tokens, which can be used to authenticate a transaction. These tokens each feature a unique, 16-digit number and are created for specific payment environments. For example, tokens generated for the Samsung Pay platform can only be used on that specific platform and no other.
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Samsung makes its first official entrance into the mobile payments field
Samsung Pay represents Samsung’s first official step into the mobile payments field. The company has supported mobile commerce for some time, incorporating NFC technology into its mobile devices. This technology makes up the majority of the mobile payments infrastructure, and Samsung was one of the companies to make NFC-enabled devices more available to consumers throughout the world. Samsung will have to compete with other large companies that have established a strong position in the mobile commerce space.
Visa will help make mobile commerce more secure for consumers through the use of digital tokens
Visa’s support of Samsung Pay may help make the new mobile payments service wildly popular. The use of digital tokens will make Samsung Pay quite secure, when compared to other payment services. Mobile transactions can be made more secure through the use of biometric technology, as well, but tokenization has received more support from Samsung with its latest mobile device. Samsung Pay will be able to be used online and in physical stores that support mobile payments.