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QR code currency unveiled as Russia boosts anti-counterfeit measures for its cash

QR code currency unveiled as Russia boosts anti-counterfeit measures for its cash

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The National Mint Goznak and the country’s Central Bank revealed the quick response codes on two bills. The Central Bank of Russia and the National Mint Goznak have unveiled QR code currency bills on both their 200 ruble and 2,000 ruble bills. The front of each of those banknotes now feature a quick response code that can be scanned using a smartphone and barcode reader app. Scanning the QR codes directs the mobile … Read entire article »

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Scanning QR codes lets Chinese motorists pay to have stolen car mirrors returned in new scam

Scanning QR codes lets Chinese motorists pay to have stolen car mirrors returned in new scam

Thieves demand cash by way of quick response code to give back stolen vehicle side mirror glass. Chinese thieves stole glass from car side mirrors, telling victims scanning QR codes to make a payment is the only way to have the property returned. The motorists were told to pay anywhere from $45 to $105 to have the glass from the mirrors returned. Police in Xian, a city in central China, are investigating reports of extortion efforts by local … Read entire article »

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QR code tracking allows Delhi police to watch over cab riders

QR code tracking allows Delhi police to watch over cab riders

A card featuring a quick response code allows the police to monitor a taxi’s entire journey. A new QR code tracking program is launching in Delhi, India, to help cab riders know they’ll be safe. It involves using an identification card displayed on the back of the driver’s seat. Passengers can scan the QR codes to provide the Delhi Police control room the ability to monitor the trip. The QR code tracking card will feature the barcode as … Read entire article »

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QR code app helps lottery ticket sellers spot fakes

QR code app helps lottery ticket sellers spot fakes

A lotto retailer in Bangkok has started using quick response codes to make it easier to verify tickets. A lottery retailer in Bangkok is using a QR code app strategy to overcome a growing struggle with fake lotto tickets. Sellers are being presented with falsified tickets without any way of knowing whether or not they are real. Retailers have been trying to register complaints with local police but can’t prove the fake tickets are forged. As a result … Read entire article »

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QR code transactions grew by 400 percent this year, says MobiKwik

QR code transactions grew by 400 percent this year, says MobiKwik

The quick response code usage growth rate is credited to the ease of barcode deployment and scanning. MobiKwik, a large mobile wallet provider in India, has announced that QR code transactions have grown by 400 percent throughout 2017, so far. The company credits the simplicity of quick response code deployment and use for the rapid growth rate. The mobile wallet company has launched its services throughout India based on QR codes. “QR codes will drive digital payments in … Read entire article »

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QR code fitness course takes off in Waco city park

QR code fitness course takes off in Waco city park

The quick response code signage has now been posted in 11 parks to help people with their daily exercises. In most situations, using a mobile device means you’re being inactive, but new QR code fitness course signs are helping to change that. Signage across 11 Waco city parks was posted as a part of a new workout program. The QR FIT Trail provides park users with a course created to offer fitness routines to people of all … Read entire article »

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Giant QR code promotes tourism in northern China village

Giant QR code promotes tourism in northern China village

In the Chinese province of Hebei, in the city of Baoding created a massive quick response code. A new Chinese tourism campaign has used 130,000 juniper trees to form a giant QR code that is viewable from the air. The quick response code was formed in a large tree field within a northern village. The trees are shaped into a QR code that is completely functional and that is meant to boost local tourism. Each of the giant … Read entire article »

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Printed QR codes help keep construction equipment renters in Sweden safe

Printed QR codes help keep construction equipment renters in Sweden safe

Byggmaskiner-Gruppen Sverige has launched a quick response code label printing machine to boost operator safety. Swedish construction machine rental company, Byggmaskiner-Gruppen Sverige, is now using printed QR codes to reduce the risk of construction site accidents. The company worked with MCS – a British software developer – and the Swedish Rental Association (SRA) to create this system. The company now uses quick response codes to provide machine operators with helpful safety information. The company claims that its MCS-rm … Read entire article »

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Artistic QR codes give Hong Kong tourists self-guided tour directions

Artistic QR codes give Hong Kong tourists self-guided tour directions

Quick response codes inspired by art provide visitors to the Old Town Central district with touring assistance. The Hong Kong Tourism Board has added artistic QR codes to its most recent strategy to appeal to visitors. The idea behind the quick response codes is to draw new tourists to the Old Town Central area of the city. Moreover, they are also designed to provide those tourists with an enhanced experience once they’re there. The art inspired QR … Read entire article »

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GMO QR code labels law leads to lawsuit against Trump administration

GMO QR code labels law leads to lawsuit against Trump administration

The Center for Food Safety filed a federal lawsuit regarding lack of legal labeling compliance. Last week, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration regarding the GMO QR code labels promised in a 2016 federal law, and the government’s failure to comply with that law. The quick response codes were supposed to be added to labels regarding genetically engineered (GE) food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Secretary of Agriculture … Read entire article »

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QR code money transfers allow Chinese panhandlers to accept mobile payments

QR code money transfers allow Chinese panhandlers to accept mobile payments

As China progresses toward a cashless society, people begging for money won’t be limited to change. A new way of accepting QR code money transfers will give new options to panhandlers in China. Individuals begging for change have found that as the country becomes increasingly cashless, fewer people have cash handy to give. A growing number of people in China have been using mobile payments, reducing the cash they carry. As a result panhandlers have found that people … Read entire article »

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