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Digital Currency

Special cards & payment systems enhance buyer convenience more than ever

Implications - No cash? No problem. In today's tech-savvy world, having a credit card is the bare minimum of cash-less purchasing. Phone applications that allow one to make purchases, cards that contain multiple accounts -- even payments made through Twitter -- are just some of the clever and intricate payment systems in which brands are ensuring consumers always have the "cash" to pay.
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Featured Examples

Clever Credit Card Combos
Clever Credit Card Combos
One Card Electronic Card Consolidates Your Plastic, Not Debt
If you are like many of the people in this world who are under the strong hold of debt, then this clever credit card contraption, the One Card Electronic Card, will help you temporarily forget how screwed… MORE
play_circle_filled iPhone Money Apps
iPhone Money Apps
'Square' Payment System Lets Any Business Take Credit Cards Instantly
The ‘Square’ payment system has the potential to take advantage of one of the biggest hassles for many small businesses: accepting credit cards. It promises no contracts, monthly fees, or hidden costs… MORE
Virtual Wallets
Virtual Wallets
The Scanaroo App Clears Your Pockets of Royalty Card Clutter
This Scanaroo app will help you declutter your wallet with a simple click of a button. By taking a picture of your royalty cards, insurance cards and rewards cards and inputting them into this app, they… MORE
Credit Card Phones
Credit Card Phones
The iPhone In2Pay Case Acts as a Visa Card
Phones are slowly becoming the stuff that myths and legends are made of. One phone in particular (sorry Blackberry users), the iPhone In2Pay case, is just one example of what these devices are capable… MORE
Social Media Payments
Social Media Payments
'Pay With a Tweet' Sees the Value in Social Networks
A new and innovative way to purchase products is Pay With a Tweet. The German-American Innovative Thunder team created the revolutionary payment system. They acknowledge that today, buzz about your product… MORE
Battery-Powered Credit Cards
Battery-Powered Credit Cards
Card 2.0 is Electronically Enhanced for Convenience
Dynamics Inc. has designed and developed a new credit card that not only hides the account number but also stores multiple accounts. Dubbed as Card 2.0, the card features an electronic stripe instead of… MORE
Bulk-less Virtual Wallets
Bulk-less Virtual Wallets
The 'MobilePay' iPhone App Will Replace Your Pocketbook
It was really just a matter of time before something like the 'MobilePay' iPhone app came along. Capable of storing all of your bank card information, this intelligent program allows wallet-free shopping… MORE
Cashless Cards
Cashless Cards
Majority of Tokyo Residents Use Electronic Cash
While cashless payment cards have certainly been around for a few years, they’ve been pretty strongly opposed by technophobes and privacy groups alike. Worldwide adoption seemed like a lost cause. However,… MORE

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