A Multinational, Multi-currency Wallet App to Streamline Sales
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JCB and NTT are working on something that could be really cool for tourist (assuming it becomes available to app stores outside Japan). A wallet app that can create virtual pre-paid cards from multinational banks — and do currency exchange.
Imagine being able to walk into 7-Eleven and buy what you need, then scan it to hop on a train, and walk into a movie theater and buy tickets — all without pulling yen out of an ATM, or carrying cash on you.
Though I’d still recommend carrying cash, that will make Japan much easier to enjoy.
“The multifunctional app, which enables users to instantly create JCB brand virtual prepaid cards, provides a range of useful services, including cashless payments, mobile remittances, account settings and map-based searches for JCB merchants, for the convenience of international students, businesspeople and international residents in Japan.” (acrofan)
This blurb is from the October 9th, 2020 issue of TokyoSpark titled "A Cozy Izakaya, a Park With a View, Authentic Swords, and a Beer Museum".