A ‘Funky A.T.M.’ Lets You Pay for Purchases Made Online


Carl Amos, an inventor in Atlanta, has patented a way to pay for online transactions with bills and coins rather than credit or banking cards, in ATM-like machines. A big market for such a device may be teenagers, according to Amos. Though they do not usually have their own credit cards, they usually have cash and are more than willing to spend it to download music or games. Gamblers may be interested in the technology.

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