Fingerprints as currency instead of cash

Fingerprints as currency instead of cash

Visitors to Japan may soon be able to forget the hassle of having to change money – with the launch of a new system enabling fingerprints to be used as currency.The system, which will launch this summer, aims to make shopping and checking into hotels faster and more convenient for overseas visitors
It will involve foreign visitors first registering their details, including fingerprints and credit card information, in airports or other convenient public locations.The fingerprint system will also be used as a speedy substitute for presenting passports when checking into hotels, which is currently a legal obligation for overseas tourists.