In Brief

Quixter has developed a payment technology that scans the vein patterns inside the user's palm to verify purchases.

A Swedish startup called Quixter has demonstrated a technology that lets buyers use their hands to make payments.

Quixter’s payment technology involves scanning the vein patterns of a person’s palm to verify the person’s identity. Though vein-scanning isn’t new, it’s the first time that a payment system is using the whole palm to do so.

To make a payment, the user needs to first enter their ID code and then scan their palm. The scan reads the user’s vein patterns, which is unique to an individual. The user’s purchases are collected in an invoice and paid twice a month through direct debit.

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