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In Russia, test the technology of payment with the help of a wink to a smartphone

MasterCard company intends to begin testing in the autumn payment technology in Russia with the help of a wiggle of the mobile device’s video camera. The very technology of “self-payments” was announced several years ago and gradually expands the geography of application. As reported by TASS with reference to MasterCard, mass introduction of technology in Russia and in the world is planned for early next year.

This solution can be integrated into any application in which a person can make purchases or other financial transactions, explained Mikhail Fedoseyev, vice president of business development and digital payments at MasterCard in the rapidly developing European markets.

“The person comes once in the corresponding application, leaves the selfie with a blink (this is the authentication method), and then every time he comes in and wants to buy something, the video camera mode appears where you just have to blink, thereby confirming the identity and then committing purchase, “ he said.

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