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Vein-Scanning Cash Register Ushers In A New Era Of Biometric Payments

Vein-Scanning Cash Register Ushers In A New Era Of Biometric Payments

PulseWallet aims to popularize bio-authentication across the US.

Ross Brooks
  • 8 january 2014

Bio-authentication can already be used to identify you by your cardiac rhythm, but now there is a scanner that uses biometrics to let you pay for everyday items like a cup of coffee. It’s called PulseWallet, and it uses the veins in your hand instead of a pin or signature to authenticate your credit card. The question is whether or not it can compete with existing technologies?

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