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Japan wants to start using fingerprints as currency

Japan wants to start using fingerprints as currency

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are on the distant horizon, and the Japanese authorities want to make the process of getting into the country and buying stuff as easy as possible for visitors – by using their fingerprints as ID.

As Japan News reports, the government is going to run a trial this summer where a press of two of your fingertips will be enough to get through security barriers, pick up a coffee and much more besides. Fingerprints and other data (like credit cards) will be registered at airports and other locations.

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