More and more, says Juniper Research, people will use their mobile devices to buy products or do their banking, boosted by services such as Apple Pay.
The exchange's Web site is back online, but only with a statement that it's closing all transactions for the time being.
The company's revenue was up 40 percent and its mobile revenue was up a whopping 448 percent. Alibaba's profit, however, dipped 28 percent to $964 million.
According to testimony in US federal court, more than a few hackers tried to blackmail the illegal marketplace before it was shut down in 2013 -- and at least two were paid off.
Apple says a total of 750 banks and credit unions are now working with the iPhone-centric payment service.
CEO Tim Cook highlights the strength of iPhone and China, why he still has high hopes for the iPad and when Apple Watch will ship.
A college friend of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht testifies against him during the trial's second week.
The closure comes amid rocky efforts by tech companies to expand into the financial industry.
Brian Richard Farrell was identified by Homeland Security in July and arrested Tuesday following an investigation into his alleged activities on the black market site Silk Road 2.0.
The agency reportedly has a special division that monitors international banking and credit card transactions, says Germany's Der Spiegel.