CurrentC: the big retailers’ clunky attempt at mobile payments

Great job by Josh Constine at TechCrunch digging into the details of CurrentC. CurrentC is a mobile payments solution built by MCX and backed by big retailers including CVS and Rite-Aid. As reported earlier, those two companies appear to be completely disabling NFC in their payment terminals in order to block Apple Pay. I think CurrentC's prospects can be summed up in one screenshot:

 

CurrentC screenshot