Looks like a match made in heaven. sequent.com
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Sequent Software is a leading provider of Near-Field Communication (NFC) software and systems. Our complete end-to-end software solution uniquely enables consumers to easily and securely download payment cards and other credentials to their mobile devices. Consumers use those credentials to make electronic payments, take advantage of offers, and access a wealth of information provided by mobile network operators, retailers and financial institutions.
Our mission at Sequent is to enable NFC services without significant changes to complex legacy infrastructures. Sequent focuses on being a neutral, technology-agnostic administrator that “fills in the blanks” between credential infrastructures.
Sequent offers a comprehensive NFC platform and on-device software as a hosted solution, which customers can license or deploy locally. Fueled by robust funding led by Opus Capital and SK Telecom Ventures, Sequent's Secure Element Management suite makes the promise of NFC a reality.
At its beginnings, it looks like sequent.com was an IBM concern, but has since become its own entity. In fact if you use sequent.com's search box for IMB, you'll receive zero results. Yet, it's been own by the same entity since 1990. By using the archive.com, you'll see that back in the day IBM was plastered all over this site.
Registration Service Provider:
Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC.
Record last updated on 09-Dec-2011.
Record expires on 23-May-2017.
Record created on 22-May-1990.
Therefore, I'm wondering if IBM is stealthily jockeying for position to get into the smartphone payment transferring business.
From reading their site, I also wonder if they're keen on embracing Bitcoin.
~Bruno~ (not Nick Bruno)