Sweden: Chip in hand to open doors for example in the office or gym

  • "It's just completely passive, it has no energy source or anything. So when you tap it against a reader, the chip sends back an ID that tells the reader which chip it is,"
  • "More than 4,000 Swedes have adopted the technology, with one company, Biohax International, dominating the market. The chipping firm was started five years ago by Jowan Osterlund, a former professional body piercer."
  • "Having different cards and tokens verifying your identity to a bunch of different systems just doesn't make sense," he says. 
  • And she uses it to share her LinkedIn details at networking events, avoiding the need to spell out her name. She simply touches another attendee's smartphone and the information is transferred. "When another phone reads the chip, they see the [link] and they can open it in the phone browser," Varszegi explains.
  • Sweden's largest train company has started allowing commuters to use chips instead of tickets.