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Facial payment technology gains popularity in China

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No cash, no cards, no wallet, and no smartphones: China’s shoppers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads as the country embraces facial payment technology.

China’s mobile payment infrastructure is one of the most advanced in the world, but the new systems — which require only face recognition — being rolled out nationwide could make even QR codes seem old-fashioned.

Customers simply make a purchase by posing in front of point-of-sale (POS) machines equipped with cameras, after linking an image of their face to a digital payment system or bank account.

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Printable version | Jan 28, 2020 6:41:04 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/facial-payment-technology-gains-popularity-in-china/article29342072.ece

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