Over on PaymentsViews.com, Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry writes about her recent visit to Brazil in her post "The Bill from Ipanema: A Foundation for Brazilian Mobile Payments".
I’m just back from a trip to Brazil and while I was there, the government introduced long-awaited legislation on mobile payments. This is an important task as Brazil now has 265 million mobile subscribers – more than 1 per inhabitant. Needless to say, the machinations of politics kicked off immediately and there will undoubtedly be many amendments before the bills passes through Congress. Nevertheless, the core legislation presented by the government is worth noting.If you're interested in mobile payments, be sure to check out Elizabeth's post!