London-based Walletmor is rolling out a microchip that can be implanted in the hand and will work with a digital wallet for contactless payments.
Nothing Orwellian about that, right?
The tech company said the microchip will work with the “Purewrist” app and the implant procedure takes only 4 minutes.
Is this what some people intend to buy and sell with?
The microchip implant is available for $299.
A new type of tap to pay.
British firm Walletmor is implanting contactless payment microchips into people's hands.
– Contains a tiny microchip and antenna
– No power source is required
– Weighs less than a gram
– A little bigger than a grain of rice pic.twitter.com/qyQrNxh4oy
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World’s first entirely safe implant, which you can use for contactless payments at any time, everywhere. Forget about the cash, card, and SmartPay solutions. Since now you can pay directly with your hand. Get your Walletmor payment implant now and make a step into the future.
Walletmor provides a video tutorial for purchasing items with their ‘mark’:
Walletmor says their microchip implant is “globally accepted” and “you can pay with it everywhere on the planet.”
The company has “ambassadors all across World who enjoy paying with their hands thanks to our implants.”
A microchip was first implanted into a human back in 1998, but it is only during the past decade that the technology has been available commercially.
And when it comes to implantable payment chips, British-Polish firm, Walletmor, says that last year it became the first company to offer them for sale.
“The implant can be used to pay for a drink on the beach in Rio, a coffee in New York, a haircut in Paris – or at your local grocery store,” says founder and chief executive Wojtek Paprota. “It can be used wherever contactless payments are accepted.”
Walletmor’s chip, which weighs less than a gram and is little bigger than a grain of rice, is comprised of a tiny microchip and an antenna encased in a biopolymer – a naturally sourced material, similar to plastic.
Mr Paprota adds that it is entirely safe, has regulatory approval, works immediately after being implanted, and will stay firmly in place. It also does not require a battery, or other power source. The firm says it has now sold more than 500 of the chips.
The technology Walletmor uses is near-field communication or NFC, the contactless payment system in smartphones. Other payment implants are based on radio-frequency identification (RFID), which is the similar technology typically found in physical contactless debit and credit cards.
Swedish companies have introduced microchip implant technology that stores COVID-19 certificates digitally beneath your skin.