Dutch start up Eaze have released a new app, Nod to Pay, exclusively for Google Glass, which gives users the ability make transactions via Bitcoin, just by nodding one’s head. Nod to Pay integrates with existing bitcoin wallets Coinbase and Blockchain.info.
As you may know, Google Glass has only recently been launched into the public domain, well, for Americans at least, at a price point of $1500, with a worldwide release later this year.
As with virtually all Google Glass commands, the payment would be initiated by the user saying the words, “Okay Glass”, followed by “Make a payment”. Google Glass would then scan a QR code from a point-of-sale device, and the payment information would be displayed on the Glass screen itself. After reviewing the details, the user simply needs to nod their head twice to buy the item, as the following video demonstrates:
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Co founder of Eaze, Rutger van Zuidam said,
“We are proud to be the first to bring a global payment solution to Google Glass. After our announcement of Nod To Pay in February we worked hard to make our product available to the public. With the integration of Coinbase and Blockchain.info we have also answered to the request of the market by building not yet another wallet but by making existing wallets available on Glass.”
Whether Google Glass attains mainstream appeal is debatable, but the developers of the Nod to Pay app, Eaze, certainly hope so, since they’re not only limiting the app to Bitcoin; plans to support fiat currencies are also in the works.