The Russian equivalent of Apple Pay want to make it compulsory for smartphones

it Became known, the first native application, the installation of which the recently adopted law may become mandatory on all smartphones sold in Russia. How to write “Izvestia”, the payment application Mir Pay.

Mir Pay similar foreign Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. The program allows you to make purchases, putting equipped with NFC-ready smartphone to the payment terminal. According to the publication, the option to enable Mir Pay required for installation of the smartphone manufacturers of the domestic applications were discussed at the working group of the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS).

According to a source who took part in the meeting, it is unclear whether it is only about the application Mir Pay, or a “Hello, World!”, which are going to the promotion of the domestic payment system. According to its operator, the National system of payment cards (nvqs), the share of payments via smartphone card “the World” for the past three years has increased six – fold, from 3% in 2017 to 19% in 2019.

Adopted this year the law on the preset domestic sold in Russia of mobile devices, smart TVs and computers comes into force in July 2020. At this point, the government should adopt regulations that establish exactly what software and on what kind of devices will need to install. In the case of smartphones it was about search engines, browsers, antivirus programs, etc.

Text: To.Hi-tech