Pay By Selfie!

Mastercard are running 2 tests where users can authorise payments by effectively taking a selfie with their smartphones.


The (small) facial recognition trials are currently in progress in the US and Holland, according to Finextra.

Mastercard are keen on finding out whether biometrics are a practical method for verifying identities, and will be using “selfie pay” (*runs off to trademark name*) alongside fingerprint scanning to see which is more reliable and simpler for customers to use.

What next, pay by emoji? (*runs off…*)

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