(Topic ID: 220026)

NFC payments

By Yetimon

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by TechnicalSteam
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    #1 3 years ago

    Does anyone use NFC for payment? Most current smart phones support wireless near-field communication, and a small Arduino or RaspberryPi could be mounted inside the pin next to the coin door with a "Tap here" sticker on the front. It would require an app and a database backend, but its all achievable.

    Anyone using this approach?

    #2 3 years ago

    I use Apple Pay on my iPhone and Apple Watch at certain places, and I guess that uses NFC.

    #3 3 years ago

    Square? www.squareup.com, but the transaction fee might be more than the cost of a game. Maybe interface it to a change machine?

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    #4 3 years ago

    I Apple Pay everything, it’s more secure, and for me more convienent. I have it on my phone, watch, and laptop.

    #5 3 years ago

    Yea, Apple Pay would be awesome to use, but I suspect the hardware requirements will be too great (they're not likely to let Apple Pay run on open source Arduinos!)

    A blockchain approach is ultimately the best approach - lightweight from the client side (browser plugin ideally), secure enough to use in the field, and capable of a lot of value-added features.

    Anyone know any good Eos programmers?

    #6 3 years ago

    PayRange is something like what you are asking about. Mobile app which processes the credit card and stores value. Small device inside of the machine connects via BT and pulses up the machine:

    #7 3 years ago

    Yea, Payrange would be awesome! Unfortunately they have no plans to expand outside of the States, so us second-class citizens don't get to play with that.

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    #8 3 years ago

    Intersting idea, wonder if cost is prohibitive. Whoever comes up with 100 dollar solution wins

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