After the initial hype of this great little promo video had died down a little. I watched again. The lovely in situ graphics, while the appropriate card is selected, are just as nice. The naïve humour was just as quirky.
Then a sobering thought, as the main quibble for me and digitising money, is brushed off light heartedly — security.
The lovely Bluetooth push notifications when you leave your Coin behind are great. What happens when I loser my card though? What’s stopping someone subverting the system, and in a young John Connor fashion, duping my card onto their coin?
I know I can still cancel my cards, but to have to cancel four/more cards, business cards too boot. For the sake of a couple of seconds in convenience and grams in weight.
I’ll be sticking with my wallet and cards a little longer personally.