The growth in the use of NFC contactless cards and smartphones is stimulating retailers to accelerate and simplify payments.
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Merchants are increasingly using physical cards for payments, as well as a growing number of smartphones equipped with either special chip readers or encoded images.
A cashless-payment solution known as Event Genius was offered at last year's global festival in Ghana and is now planned for use at Afro Nation Portugal, with the goal of reducing queues, increasing purchasing and decreasing theft.
NTT Docomo, Sony and NXP plan to show how ultra-wideband technology can enable consumers to make payments via smartphone, based on their location, without having to tap the phone or remove it from a pocket or purse.
The use of NFC technology is becoming increasingly common on buses and subways around the world, especially through smartphones.
The organization rolled out NFC-based Apple Pay and Google Pay options for payments at shopping areas around U.S. cities for the 2019 holiday season, providing a digital option for donors who may not carry spare change in their pockets.
Any of the event's 3.7 million attendees who want to try out the 70 amusement park rides can purchase NFC-enabled passes that will allow them to simply tap a card at each ride to gain entrance, rather than buying and handling paper tokens.
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