"But the bigger goal behind the W3C project is to create a standard, seamless and secure way to pay for things electronically in a future that will most likely include virtual reality stores, chat-based transactions and machines making payments to other machines (an autonomous car paying for a parking spot, for instance).What if ‘One Click’ Buying Were Internetwide? - The New York Times
The standard will also make it easy to include new payment methods like Bitcoin or the Chinese payment provider Tencent.
“This involves quite radical changes to the way people think about payments,” said Ian Jacobs, the W3C staff member leading the effort. “As a standards body it is our job to be sure it is an open playing field.”"
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What if ‘One Click’ Buying Were Internetwide? - The New York Times