Visa and Gemalto are partners with McLEAR, inventor of the EMV-compliant contactless payment ring. From a plant in China, McLEAR has manufactured more than 350,000 rings, which are available in white or black scratchproof and waterproof hypoallergenic zirconium. The rings never need to be charged or plugged in. McLEAR holds patents in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific for contactless payment rings related to materials (ceramic), electronics (antenna), and more. Rings in other colors as well as in gold and silver will be available in 2019.
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