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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.

The user only needs to place a finger over the reader, and the machine will identify the user and obtain the necessary information, such as the credit card number or personal information such as their age or vaccination records. The information is displayed on the screen of the tablet connected to the system.

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