We know that mobile payments are redefining commerce, but will our phones soon replace our wallets?
PayPal seems to think so. The payments giant boldly predicts that the wallet will be dead by 2015. It’s putting its money where its mouth is: It recently acquired mobile payments provider Zong for $240 million.
PayPal isn’t the only one getting into the game though. Google recently launched Google Wallet, the search giant’s mobile payment system, and Visa recently made a strategic investment in Square, the mobile payments platform now worth more than $1.4 billion.
Professional community service G+ decided to look deeper into mobile payment trends and created an infographic that tracks what experts and analysts believe will happen to mobile commerce in the next four years, including what will happen with near field communication (NFC). G+ also compared some of the current players in the mobile payment space.
Check out the infographic, and let us know what you think is next for mobile payments in the comments.
Update: American Express’s Serve platform actually does support Visa, Mastercard, Discover, debit cards and other types of accounts.