Consortium led mess at its best! Launched (late) to great fanfare in 2014. Delayed its roll out in 2015. Based on old tech including QR codes (not NFC). This week MCX announced that it was postponing the rollout of CurrentC again to focus on bank specific projects and laid off 30 people.
Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) today announced it would postpone a nationwide rollout of CurrentC, a smartphone payment initiative originally conceived as a mobile wallet rival to smartphone-led services like Apple Pay and Android Pay. As a result, MCX said it would lay off 30 people as it shifted its focus to working with financial institutions. A statement from MCX CEO Brian Mooney noted that the company would forge ahead instead on partnerships with banks like Chase: