The Chinese company Tencent announced that the WeChat messenger is equipped with a payment system called Palm Pay.
The Chinese company Tencent announced that the WeChat messenger is equipped with a payment system called Palm Pay, whereby users can make transactions by scanning their palms. With this account, the user’s palm acts like their bank card.
Biometric identity verification technologies have been popular for several years, and new services have been introduced. To use this new service, WeChat users must connect their account in this messenger to devices equipped with facial recognition and then register their palm scan in the program. In this case, the user can make daily payments by scanning his palm.
When the palm scan replaces the bank card
By introducing its new payment system, Palm Pay, the WeChat application provides a unique possibility for its users to benefit from the innovative payment system. This system scans the user’s palm in payment devices and verifies his identity to make transactions.
This payment system was developed in the artificial intelligence laboratories of this company. At Tencent’s labs, known as YouTube, researchers are working on improving the security of transactions and optimizing new methods. Now they have made a biometric system for verifying payment identity through users’ palms.
Before general introduction, this technology has been tested in different conditions for ambient light and has shown acceptable performance. Also, researchers of this company claim that this system has good safety.
One of the exciting things about this system is that if the user changes the orientation of his palm on the scanner, the system has good recognition power and can quickly identify the palm pattern and confirm or reject the user’s identity.