1996-04-11 - NPR is talking about smart card purses…

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com, e$@thumper.vmeng.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-04-11 14:42:09 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 22:42:09 +0800

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 22:42:09 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com, e$@thumper.vmeng.com
Subject: NPR is talking about smart card purses...
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Chase, Citi, MC and others are offering a stored value card on the west
side of Manhattan. They're saying that smart cards are faster than cash.
Stick the card in, say yes to the amount.  The terminals are wired directly
to a bank account, so we're looking at a book entry system, it looks

The announcer is breathless at the possibilities....

I wonder if this is CAFE, Mondex, or what? anyone know?

Bob Hettinga

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