The sweet sound of money
By Teamspirit on Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Ticketmaster has announced that it’s partnering with tech company Lisnr to create a new way to get into events.
Instead of printing off a receipt, downloading an e-ticket or showing your purchasing card, you’ll be able to prove your credentials with a short burst of ultrasonic audio played from your phone.
Lisnr says that ultrasonic audio, which humans can’t hear, is more secure than QR codes or NFC because it’s harder to replicate and is tied to you and your specific mobile device.
With more and more banks and payment processing companies embracing innovation, from voice and face recognition to thumbprint verification, we see big potential for audio identification when it comes to paying for goods and proving you are who you say you are.
This is particularly true in markets or sectors that have reduced or unusual infrastructures or life cycles, like concerts and festivals. So, come Glastonbury 2019 you might just find yourself paying with sound to listen to some sweet music.