Amazon Tests Hand-Scan Retail Payment System

CNBC reports:

Technology giant Amazon is working to allow customers to connect their credit card information to their hands, so that they can scan for purchases with their palms at checkout areas in physical stores.

While Amazon’s plan is in the early stages, the company has reportedly begun working with Visa on testing out the terminals, and has discussed the project with Mastercard, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Synchrony Financial.

The hand-scanning terminals produce a photo of a person’s palm that will be connected with the person’s credit card.