It's too soon to tell whether a new button would replace Visa Checkout and Masterpass as brands. It's also unclear why consumers would choose another new payment option over the many options available today — such as PayPal.
The main problem is that Amazon's Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant can’t yet verify a person’s identity. But there are already workarounds for that issue — and the tech giants may solve it soon.
Spotting an opportunity to help mobile network operators in the Asia Pacific region extend payments through emerging technology, Mastercard has rolled out a package of technology services to encourage product development.