Technology: microchips that allow you to pay with your hand

  • Catherine Latham
  • BBC News business reporter

Photo credit, Piotr Dejneka

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A woman pays for her meal in a cafe using a contactless payment chip implanted in her hand

Patrick Paumen, a 37-year-old Dutchman, causes a stir every time he pays for something in a store or restaurant.

He does not need to use cash, bank card or mobile phone to pay. Instead, he simply places his left hand near the card reader and payment is made.

“The cashiers’ reactions are priceless,” says Paumen, who works as a security guard.

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