The Moscow Metro is Introducing the PayRing as an Alternate Payment Method

 - Oct 5, 2017
References: rbc.ru & themoscowtimes
Though commuters in Moscow are currently able to use a Troika transport card to board the local subway system, PayRing is set to be introduced as a wearable alternative.

The device will soon make it possible for travelers in Moscow to pay for their fare in the same way that they might use a contactless card where the Troika transport card is accepted. A spokesperson from the Moscow metro reports that "It will be the first time ever worldwide that a ring can be used as payment for public transport."

Around the world, many subway systems are attempting to replace traditional tickets and tokens with everything from scannable bottles and books to biometric facial recognition ticketing systems.