When the going gets tough financially, many of us fall back on our three good friends, American Express, Visa and Mastercard. Of course, that is not the most prudent way of walking forward, but hey, we got to do what we’ve got to do to stay alive, no? Well, carrying cash around used to be the norm for the masses, but it could get dangerous with the rising number of crime cases all around. What if you had something that allows you to perform transactions without having to carry cash around? A debit card is a good idea for cashless shopping without spending tomorrow’s money, but with the Paytouch idea, all it requires is a quick fingerprint scan whenever you want to make a purchase, and you’re good to go.
Basically, the Paytouch system would hook up your card information to your personal fingerprint. While it might be safer that way, it could very well be more dangerous as well, as you start “spending” money without keeping track on how much dough you have as you make your way through the different shops, one by one. Right now, the company behind Paytouch is focused on selling their product at gas stations and grocery stores throughout Spain, with expansion plans for other countries in Europe and of course, to the US.