New Payment Method Scans Veins, not Visa


American consumers may soon be able to pay for merchandise by hand -- literally.

Two friends in New Jersey have come up with PulseWallet, a system that links your credit card information and other payment methods to your palm.
The technology scans the patterns of the veins in your palms. You can then use that information to confirm your identity when you pay for something at a checkout or elsewhere by using a biometric payment terminal.

"You are your wallet. Secured with a key that only you hold," the company's website said.
The devices are set for mass production in the spring.

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