The latest in technology news tells us that MasterCard wants to integrate payment methods with gadgets. With the passing of years it has become more and more apparent that technology has invaded all aspects of our lives. Nowadays no challenge can’t be overcome through technology and MasterCard is trying to make payments easier than ever before.
This new program that they have created aims to turn any gadget that you can carry around with you into a payment device. Apparently this new program will be an extension of their MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES). The program will allow users to make easier payments through any gadget that they currently own.
This payment method that MasterCard are launching will focus mostly on convenience for the user and utter safety when making any type of payment. We’ve all struggled with internet payments sometimes due to different problems and lack of compatibility between different forms of payment. All of that will be a thing of the past if we are to believe MasterCard and their new software.
Given that nowadays everything is connected through the Internet, MasterCard wants to allow their customers to pay through any digital device that they might own. Whether it is a mobile phone, tablet, fitness band or even a smartwatch, you will be able to make payments through it.
They are also keeping an eye open for the future and new and more improved devices will also be compatible with this new program. They even said that apparel and other items that you can wear might one day allow you to make easy payments with a simple tap or click.
In order to assure the public that they are serious, MasterCard have also partnered with experts from various domains and certain tech companies. Among these partners we find names like General Motors, Nymi which are creating state of the art wearable gadgets, smart jewelry creators Ringly and even TrackR which have created a Bluetooth locator software.
For the moment though you will only be able to these types of payments if you have a CapitalOne card. This means that we will have to wait for future updates before more types of credit cards are accepted into this program. The idea of being able to pay for things with the simple click of a button is a exciting one indeed.
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