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As an E-Commerce Payment Spec Goes out for Comment, ‘Commercial Applications’ Could Emerge by Early Spring

With a major new—and somewhat controversial—e-commerce standard now entering a 45-day comment phase, the payments industry is likely to have at least some “commercial applications” ready by early spring, the top executive in charge of Visa Inc.’s implementation tells Digital Transactions News.

The specification, known as Secure Remote Commerce, has emerged from work by EMVCo, the standards body managed by six global card networks, and is aimed at both simplifying consumer checkouts online and at tightening transaction security with tokenization. After comments have been considered and perhaps implemented, EMVCo will publish the final spec, probably early in 2019, says TS Anil, Visa’s global head for payment products and platforms.

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