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September 03, 2014, 06:20:43 AM
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http://www.coindesk.com/switzerlands-largest-university-tests-touchless-bitcoin-payments-solution/

While it is just now seeing its formal launch, CoinBlesk is the result of months of effort from a nine-member group of both university doctoral students and faculty members.

In addition to Stiller, the university’s Dr Thomas Bocek also worked as a project coordinator and developer. Bocek told CoinDesk that the project stemmed from a lecture he gave in 2013 addressing the subject of a bitcoin payments system where the cashier is able to easily send a bitcoin buyer a payment request.

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September 03, 2014, 08:24:12 AM
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We've already got 'contactless' debit/credit purchases in stores so I cant see any reason why this can't be implemented for bitcoin. My main concern is actually just getting merchants to accept bitcoin at all.
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September 03, 2014, 06:36:46 PM
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We've already got 'contactless' debit/credit purchases in stores so I cant see any reason why this can't be implemented for bitcoin. My main concern is actually just getting merchants to accept bitcoin at all.
IMO, even if more places accept Bitcoin there really isn't any reason for newer people to want to use it unless they are getting a discount for doing so. At this point, the newer merchants seem to get the bulk of their small BTC biz from people like us that are holding.
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September 05, 2014, 07:09:04 AM
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I can see the idea of being able to get paid with touchless "cash" gaining supporters in some parts of Africa right now...
 
Edit: And by the way, Bitcoin has always been a touchless technology.
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