Contactless NFC Payments
I've been interesting in biohacking for a while, and while I know human anatomy and physiology pretty well, I don't know anything about technology, so I figured I would come here with this.
We all know Apple Pay, and that sort of technology- wireless payment in stores by holding your phone near the NFC readers, and the NFC chip in your phone relays the payment info (linked debit/credit card, usually) to said NFC reader and pays for whatever you're buying. I've been wondering in what ways it would be possible to somehow make an implant that uses said technology.
There's a couple very upfront issues, though. Mainly, Apple Pay isn't JUST an NFC chip. It's also the secure element chip that generates the access code (if I'm understanding the technology right) that actually grants the payment device access to use your debit/credit card as payment. So you would need the SE chip so the NFC chip has something to send to the NFC reader. And, of course, you need a way of connecting your SE chip to your Apple Pay account wirelessly so it can actually access your card's information. Also, because Apple Pay requires verification (Touch ID, Face ID), you would need a way to verify the purchase in a way that doesn't make an SE/NFC implant more difficult than just using your iPhone or Apple Watch.
So... Anyone looked into this? Anyone have any ideas? I don't intend on pursuing it, I just think it is an interesting idea and I'd love to read some extra info on it, preferably from someone who understands the technology better than I do LOL.