EMV may become metric system of payment

Posted on Tue, Jun 07, 2011

EMV may become the metric system of payment, a process that almost everyone in the world adopts, with the U.S. stubbornly refusing. In a panel discussion on Wednesday (April 27), Target and Wal-Mart agreed that EMV Chip-and-PIN is an extremely desirable way to go. But hardly anyone has a concrete plan for making it happen in the U.S.—in a meaningful way—anytime soon. Still, both chains were certain of one thing: If magstripes could magically be made to go away tomorrow, the retail world would be a happier place.

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