The original Coin
San Francisco-based startup Coin opened up preorders of its all-in-one payments card on Thursday. Coin lets users program an unlimited number of credit, debit, gift, and rewards cards into a single card device via an iOS and Android app. Users can then swipe for the card of their choice with the toggle of a single button. Its finished product, slated to ship in summer of 2014, is a far cry from its origins.
CEO and founder Kanishk Parashar, a software expert by trade, taught himself the ins and outs of hardware and built this initial prototype himself. "It actually works," he said. "I was able to pay with this at restaurants."
November 14, 2013 11:15 AM PST
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| Caption by: Nick Statt
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