26. February 2019 11:59:19 IST
One man volunteered to have a chip under his skin live on stage on a stage in Barcelona on Monday, and another man who had already gone through the process showed how he could pay with his smartphone.
Edgar Pons said he chose to implant the RFID chip because he had access to his house.
"It's great for me, very useful because I have an automated house," he said, adding that he was also motivated to "easily pull it back, just make a small cut and." Press it.
As Pons went through the process, Alex Rodriguez Vitello, physicist, engineer, curator and researcher of Barcelona-based technology firm Alpha said:
"The chip is the size of a grain of sand or two and it's covered with a material that is biocompatible so that our body does not degrade it over time. "
During the presentation at the Mobile World Congress, organized by the Spanish bank Sabadell, a man named Pau, who had already been equipped with a chip he paid by putting his smartphone over the skin of the chip.
"(What we have seen now is the future of payments," said Anna Puigoriol, financial services manager at Sabadell.)
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