Google Wallet to Replace Google Pay

Over the next few days, Android users may notice Google Wallet showing up on their phones. The successor app to Google Pay was announced at Google’s 2022 I/O event as a way to manage all of your digital cards: credit, debit, ID, vax status, tickets, and more.

Interestingly, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and other decentralized finance (DeFi) instruments are conspicuously missing from the new Google Wallet list. While unsurprising, it’s fair to say that crypto, NFTs, and other DeFi instruments cannot become mainstream until they are included in popular payments apps like Google Wallet, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay. When will this happen? IDK, but DeFi is in a holding pattern until it does.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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