bitcoin-walletA Bitcoin entrepreneur from the Netherlands has made headlines after he decided to do some body modification work on his hands, and by that, I do not mean getting a tattoo or pierce them. Basically, Martijn Wismeijer has embedded a couple of microchips into his hands, where these microchips will “carry” the virtual currency so that he is able to perform contactless payments wherever possible.

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These microchips will come enclosed in a capsule that measures 2mm x 12mm, where the capsule itself is made out of “biocompatible” glass. Fret not about the hygiene bit, as these microchips have been injected by a professional via a special syringe. They will be able to emit a tiny radio signal thanks to Near Field Communication (NFC), where it is capable of storing up to 888 bits of information – each.

This particular experiment was conducted because Mr. Wismeijer intends to “push further the concept of the virtual wallet.” He is clearly a man who believes in Bitcoin, taking into consideration how he also happens to be the co-founder of MrBitcoin, a company that installs Bitcoin cash.

With NFC, the microchips are able to communicate with compatible devices, including Android-powered smartphones or tablets. These microchips can be purchased off the Internet, where they are sold alongside a syringe for $99 a pop via the Dangerous Things company.

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