WhatsApp QR codes undergo testing for potential new feature

WhatsApp QR codes

Users may soon be able to use quick response codes to add new contacts to their accounts. WhatsApp QR codes were discovered on the latest beta version of the massively popular messaging app. They allow users to quickly scan a barcode to add someone new to their contact list. The WhatsApp QR codes are currently available exclusively in beta form. That said, they are available in the app’s beta version on both Android and iOS. They can be discovered in the app’s settings menu. This provides users with two different…

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New universal QR code unveiled by HPS and GhIPSS

Universal QR code - Making payment with mobile

The global payment solutions provider has partnered with Ghana Interbank Payment Settlement Systems. HPS, a global payment solutions provider, has launched a new universal QR code payment solution in partnership with Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), a Bank of Ghana Subsidiary. The quick response barcode solution is meant to help consumers make fast and convenient transactions. The launch included the Universal QR code and Proxy Pay platforms in a move the country is taking to reach a state of cashless society. It is was created to allow shoppers…

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QR code driver ID solution unveiled by Lytx

QR Code Driver ID - Person Behind Steering Wheel

The video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions provider has a new kind of card. Lytx a solutions provider for the public and commercial sectors, and field service fleets, has introduced a new QR code driver ID solution called the Lytx Badge Driver ID. This barcoded card is meant to make it easier for fleet managers to identify drivers operating any company vehicle. Using this solution, Fleet managers can generate individual quick response codes on their Lytx account. These can be printed onto an adhesive which can be applied to…

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eBay Local Pickup QR Code is on its way for delivery confirmation

eBay Local Pickup QR Code - phone scanning code

The online marketplace has announced a new feature for in-person pickups using quick response codes. Sellers and buyers have a new feature to look forward to in the near future in the form of the eBay Local Pickup QR Code. It provides the opportunity for delivery confirmation when pickups have been made in person. The quick response barcode is already being rolled out for the first time in the United States. The eBay Local Pickup QR Code is meant to provide a method of offering proof of delivery of items…

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Scam Bitcoin QR code generators stole $45k from unsuspecting users last month

Bitcoin QR code generators - Bitcoin and quick response code

In March a total of 7 BTC were swiped from people through fraudulent barcode scans. A total of 7 BTC – the equivalent to about $45,000 – was stolen from unsuspecting people who scanned barcodes from fake bitcoin QR code generators, said one security researcher. Nine fake websites have been identified by the researcher as scam BTC-to-barcode generators. Those websites claim to provide their users with a quick and convenient method for generating barcodes. Bitcoin QR code generators make it simple for people to accept cryptocurrency transactions using a barcode…

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