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NFC World 10/20/2020 09:45
Consumers will be able to use their mobile device to order a takeout pizza that is both made and delivered to their door entirely by robots using a fully automated, contactless system being developed in California. US start-up Piestro unveiled its automated pizzeria as a standalone kiosk when it launched a crowdfunding investment campaign in […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 10/20/2020 08:52
The University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, USA, has introduced an ID scanning program at the entrances to its busiest campus buildings to collect contact information and improve the contact-tracing process during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Shared Location Entry Tracking program uses scannable documents such as the university’s own proximity ID card, the LoboCard, […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 10/20/2020 08:32
Card issuer Shinhan Card is providing consumers in South Korea, where Apple Pay is yet to launch, with a phone case that uses soundwave technology to enable them to make contactless payments with their iPhone. Shinhan’s iPhone touch payment case allows cardholders to pay using a credit card uploaded to the issuer’s Shinhan PayFan app. […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 10/20/2020 07:36
Consumers in the USA and “a number of EU markets” can now apply for a debit card made from wood that also comes in a digital form and can be used to make contactless and mobile payments as well as cash withdrawals from banks and ATMs. The physical TreeCard is made from sustainably sourced Forest […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 10/19/2020 11:03
Drivers in Estonia can now order and pay for their fuel directly from their smartphone at a station equipped with a fully automated cloud-based self-service system. The mobile-only ordering and payment system has been installed at Tartu Terminal’s fuel station in Sadala using Cloudics, a platform developed by Estonian tech provider Astro Baltics. After pulling […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 10/19/2020 10:09
Consumers in Calgary, Canada, can now order and pay for ready-made meals on their smartphone and then collect their food from an automated contactless kiosk by presenting a barcode shown on their mobile device. Canadian food retailer Nutrimeals has installed automated kiosks at two central locations in the city, stocking them with a rotating selection […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 10/16/2020 08:19
Customers of Pret A Manger sandwich shops across London and Manchester can now make cashless charitable donations in store using their contactless payment card or mobile device. The UK chain has begun trialling contactless donation devices to supplement its in-store cash fundraising for the Pret Foundation, which supports charities working to alleviate poverty, hunger and […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 10/15/2020 09:09
Employees of French retail chain Monoprix are testing an automated self-service store that uses AI-based product recognition technology to enable them to select and pay for their products without going through a checkout. Shoppers gain access to the store, which is open 24 hours a day and stocks some 300 snacking and hygiene products, by […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 10/15/2020 08:34
The Russian government is expected to adopt a law that will enable Russian consumers to use face and voice recognition to authenticate in-store payments in shops, cafes and other retail outlets by the end of 2020, Izvestia reports. “Amendments to the law, which increase the number of spheres of application of biometrics and clarify the […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 10/14/2020 08:46
Apple is introducing a new line of accessories under the MagSafe brand name that use NFC to communicate the identity of an accessory attached to an iPhone. “MagSafe is an advanced new system,” Deniz Teoman, vice president of hardware systems engineering at Apple, explained during the phonemaker’s iPhone 12 launch event on 13 October. “It […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 10/14/2020 06:25
Nearly 2 million Shenzhen residents, representing 15% of the city’s population, signed up for a chance to win 200 digital yuan (US$29.65) in the ‘red envelope’ lottery held as part of China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot. Some 50,000 participants were chosen at random to receive the digital yuan, which they can now spend […]. Read the rest of at .
NFC World 10/14/2020 05:56
The Bank of Japan is to begin the first phase of proof-of-concept testing of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in early 2021, according to a statement published by the bank. In phase one, “the bank will develop a test environment for the CBDC system and conduct experiments on the basic functions that are core […]. Read the rest of at .

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