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COVID vaccines

No credit card needed with Hitachi's fingertip payment system

Service will be offered to hotels and retailers, can verify vaccine records

Hitachi's new system will eliminate the need for credit cards or smartphones for shopping, and will speed up transactions such as payments and check-ins for business operators.

TOKYO -- Hitachi has developed a finger vein-based biometrics authentication system to enable the user to check-in to a hotel or make payments at shops without a credit card or a smartphone, Nikkei has learned.

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