Bank Indonesia officially launches national QR code payments standard

National QR Code Payments Standard Launched in Indonesia

The Quick Response Indonesia Standard (QRIS) code system has been released. Bank Indonesia (BI) has finally launched its national QR code payments standard, the QRIS code system. The goal of this system is to universalize cashless payment in the country. The system allows for a consumer to transfer funds from one payment system to any other within the BI ecosystem. As QR Code press reported back in April, Bank Indonesia, Indonesia’s central bank, had been working on conducting a trial to establish national QR code payments standards for the country’s…

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QR code tracking system helps safely return dementia patients home

QR code tracking - elderly man

Japan is helping to keep people with dementia safe. The country has one of the oldest populations in the world and a new QR code tracking system could help to keep those among the elderly with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia safe, by making these individuals easier to locate if they should wander off. Wearable barcode badges are distributed to dementia patients and their caregivers. It is estimated that by the year 2035, senior citizens will make up one-third of Japan’s population. With this growing elderly population comes an…

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New QR code security system in Japan to help boost cashless transactions in the country

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Electronic payments have been slow to expand in Japan. A new QR code security system is in the works that could help cashless payments take off in Japan. The country wants to increase its number of digital transactions to not only reduce the number of cash transaction, but to also make it easier for the government to collect taxes with better efficiency. Japan wants to increase total digital payments of all transactions to 40% by 2025. In Japan, cashless payments have been slow to take off, with 80% of people…

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Student creates QR code graduation cap to honor victims of school gun violence

QR Code Graduation Cap - Gina Warren's compiled list of school shooting victims

A high school student from Ohio has used her creativity to pay homage to victims of school shootings. Eighteen-year-old Gina Warren of Ashville, Ohio, designed a QR code graduation cap for her graduation ceremony at Teays Valley High School. Anyone who scans the unique 2D barcode will their phone will be shown a list of students killed by gun violence in US high schools. The “ridiculously long” list of students killed goes all the way back to the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. Warren compiled the list of names of…

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eBay QR code cashless payments part of retail experiment in the UK

eBay QR Code - eBay box

eBay has opened a brick and mortar concept store in Wolverhampton. The first of its kind physical store in the UK offers wares from 40 small, local businesses. Instead of exchanging cash to buy goods, shoppers simply scan an eBay QR code available from the seller to make their purchase. The concept store is designed to test how physical and online retail might function together. This isn’t the first time that the company has opened a pop-up retail location with eBay QR codes, but it is the first time it…

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