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Adventures in long-distance contactless payments

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While pondering if Karl Marx could actually have met Nikoli Tesla, I thought of something else.

Lo and behold, the world's first long distance contactless payment system.

It works via the internet, there is an example website, it's for a lotto. Right, the end user goes to the site, chooses 4 numbers and clicks on the coin of their country. They are then transferred to a page where they can hold a coin against the screen, in this case a 100 Yen coin.

The 100 Yen value is then stashed into a secure database and the end user gets the results of the numbers they have picked, and collect a prize by putting the same coin against contactless thing again.

I have made it clear that it has to be the same coin, or they'll end up with a 200 Yen value on a 100 Yen coin and 0 value on another coin, and then where will they be?

Imagine the embarrassment when they get to the front of a long queue in 7-11 and "the machine says no".

I have only finished the Japanese part of the site, and the pachinko music is a little hard on the ears, so remember to turn down the volume before visiting.

NB There is an altruistic side of this.

not_morrison_rm, Jun 09 2018

Demonstration website http://four-face-ne...app.com/dc/home.htm
[not_morrison_rm, Jun 09 2018, last modified May 17 2019]


       I demand a refund. I spent over £250 of [8th]'s pocket money and got nothing.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 09 2018

       I’m certain either this is either satire or something that I completely don’t understand.
RayfordSteele, Jun 09 2018

       Only £250 of [8th]'s...why not go for the thousand?
not_morrison_rm, Jun 10 2018

       We'd only copied £250 when we had to take the replicator offline for planned maintenance. We'll do another batch soon.
8th of 7, Jun 10 2018

       Did one of the feet fall off? You’ll have to count them.
Ian Tindale, Jun 10 2018


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