I am new to the world of implants, and I was planning on purchasing my first chips here soon. I was wondering if anyone knows how the payment will be implemented when it comes out? Is there anything I could get now that will work when it is implemented?
I would like to get a NExT and a Spark 2. I don’t mind waiting a bit for the payment part to be sorted out, and then buying one, I would just like to do it all on the same day.
I have not been able to find an answer or guidance about this on the forum search, so if anyone knows where that is, please direct me.
Hey thanks! This is the answer I was looking for, as I don’t mind having one of those put in either.
I really like the idea of having Vivokey, so I don’t mind waiting to get one implanted if it has the capabilities I am looking for. (From what I gather, it is lile the Spark, except MORE) I honestly hardly use my smartwatch as NFC payment as I don’t like the process of it. I would also use it to set passwords for everything, as I had an issue with google a few weeks ago. I almost lost everything since I couldn’t remember my password, as I had not logged in manually for almost 2 years. (Which lead me to NFC and Dangerous Things.)
So I guess I will wait to order, as I don’t want to buy one now, and then again when it comes out. I think it is excellent, and will be purchasing it as soon as I can. I did read I could pay the $1000, to get into the beta, but I can practice patience.
VivoKey will be coming out with all new products this spring or early summer. This is an informal announcement that the Flex One product (and beta program) is dead. A new line of products are coming called Apex, and will all use the same chip supplied in a few different form factors. Like the Flex One beta product, the Apex line of chips will be capable of payments… eventually. The proper keys and tokens will be pre-loaded on to the Apex devices such that once certifications and bank approvals are granted, you will be able to begin using it for payment without needing to replace it.
There will be certain advantages for Spark customers once the Apex line comes out, so it might be worth doing anyway.
Well ok then. I’m in the middle of deciding what implant to get and looking into the whole TeslaFlex thing and randomly stumble on this thread just in time to convince me to wait a little while for the next big thing. This is going to be a case of “the second I get something, I’ll see some shiny new thing”, isn’t it?
I’ve read on here May-ish for a possible release date. It’ll come in glass, flex and ring form. The Covid-19 issue might push that back because if sourcing/shipping and there hasn’t been an official announcement of the Apex yet so… keep an ear to the ground!
yeah… we will probably have to push it back a bit… not because of the virus but for other reasons… in short we want the chip to be 100% awesome at release time and that will require some more little ducks to get in line.