Mobile money's innovation crisis
- August 12, 2010
- A post by Bill Maurer, anthropology professor and Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion director, is featured in the CGAP blog and Mobile-Financial August 11, 2010
Back in March, Mark Pickens wrote an interesting blog about innovation in the mobile money space. His main argument after attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona—not much has changed in the industry. The majority of mobile network operators (MNOs) are introducing clones of M-PESA and not too many of them have gone beyond payments. After attending the recent Mobile Money Summit in Rio, we can confirm that Mark is right. There are plenty of new players in the industry, but what is really new aside from the recent launch of M-KESHO? More interestingly, why are we not seeing more innovation in this space? (by Maurer and Olga Morawczynski)
For the full story, please visit http://technology.cgap.org/2010/08/11/mobile-moneys-innovation-crisis/.