Using bio-polymers and the same short-range NFC (near-field communication) technology as contactless payment cards, the implant from Polish-British startup Walletmor can be sewn into the hand and used to make payments at all contactless terminals around the world that accept payments with standard cards from organizations such as Mastercard or Visa.
The coronavirus could speed up the use of cashless payments in Poland as more and more people pay by plastic or apps, a survey has found.
The number of payment cards on the Polish market increased by 404,000 to 42.1 mln at the end of Q2 this year, compared to the end of March, reported the National Bank of Poland (NBP) on Thursday.
Poles had 41.2 million payment cards at the end of 2018, up by 817,000 from the third quarter of 2018, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported on Monday.
Poles had 40.2 million payment cards at the end of the third quarter of 2018, up by 171,000 from the second quarter, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported on Monday.
The number of payment cards in Poland at the end of the second quarter of 2018 grew to 40.2 million, 685,000 more than at the end of the first quarter, the National Bank of Poland (NBP) reported on Monday.