Michigan Is the First State to Get Technology to Pay with Your Eyes
How do you pay for the check when you’re out for dinner? Do you use cash, a credit card or a debit card? Back in the day, cash was king. But today, there are so many different ways to pay when you’re out shopping or dining. Well, Michigan is the first state to get technology to pay with your eyes. Yes, that’s correct. There is a new way to pay bills, and it’s actually with your eyes. We’re living in the future, my friend.
Several Mid-Michigan businesses are now offering the ability for customers to pay with their eyes with a technology called PayEye. As their official website explains, “We have created a proprietary payment ecosystem based on our modern PayEye application, featuring the world’s safest eye-based payments, which rely on the fusion of iris and facial biometrics. Additionally, we offer intelligent express e-payeye payments for e-commerce using QR codes, along with our PayEye ZONE marketing and sales platform for our business partners, enabling community building and user communication.” They also explain that, “Innovation, security, and technology are in our DNA.”
Recently, PayEye passed testing to get Payment Card Industry (PCI) certification for its eyePOS 3 multi-purpose payment terminal, according to a press release from the company. “Receiving PCI certification for PayEye ensures that the information we process, such as card data and PIN numbers, is encrypted, transmitted and stored with proper procedures and the highest standards,” Daniel Jarząb, CEO of PayEye, said in a statement. “By obtaining this certification, we confirm our commitment to protecting customer data and securing transactions.”
Want to try it? PayEye opened its first U.S. office in East Lansing this week, as well as their launch in local businesses. The technology uses a scan of your iris, which PayEye says is five times more unique than a fingerprint. What you do is set up your profile on their app, and then your eye will be ready to pay to bill. Right now, the technology is being used at mid-Michigan businesses Barrio, Kellie’s Consignments, 6 Lounge and Jet Fitness. For more information, go here.