Greetings fellow cybernetically enhanced people,
so I already have an xSIID implanted and a couple of uses for it around the house. I’m interested in getting another implant, and I’m trying to figure out exactly what I could do with some of these, but there’s a question that I can’t seem to answer myself- does a Vivokey implant allow me to pay for things using it, or does it not?
Payment implants sounds really neat, maybe the next most useful thing after having more LEDs implanted (because blinkies have the highest utility, of course). I’ve now read at least once here on the forums of someone saying “yes, I can pay with implants, I have a vivokey spark” and I’ve seen that video on YouTube of the guy paying for a snack at the Dangerous Things Vending Machines™ with his implant.
But nothing I read on the Vivokey website, or here, explicitly says that yes, you can pay for things with this implant. I see a lot of threads and writings about cryptobionics, the Vivokey ecosystem, Vivokey Spark, Vivokey Apex, the Apex line not being able to do payments, identity authentication, etc etc, and although I understand that these things might have something to do with payment systems in the abstract, I just don’t understand how this connects directly to making payments with this product.
My request: someone tell me what steps I would have to go thru in order to get an implant that works as a payment option. Do I have to register the chip on an app on my phone, and make an account with Vivokey, which I then somehow link to a bank account??? Anything helps.