Octopus - The Pioneering Story of the World's First Contactless Payment Card
Dispatches in 1 Day
Nowadays most people are familiar with payments using contactless cards, or even mobile phones.
But few know that just after Hong Kong's handover
to China in 1997, the city launched the world's first payment system using the then-new contactless smart technology.
Drawing on the author's inside knowledge, this is a definitive history of how the Octopus card emerged, and how it progressed to become the most successful transport-based payment card. Disappointments and mistakes along the way are detailed and comparisons are made with similar systems in Singapore, London, South Korea and Japan. Chapters on lessons learned and the prospects for cashless societies round out the book.
PRODUCT DETAILS :
|ISBN : 9789887554639|
|BY (AUTHOR) Noble, Rob|
|PUBLISHER : Blacksmith Books
||PUBLICATION DATE : August 2023
|COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Hong Kong||IMPRINT :|
|LANGUAGE : English||AGE : General|
|PRODUCT FORM : Hardcover|
WEIGHT : 900g
PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Industrial processes
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