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

Major Variola (ret) mv at cdc.gov
Tue Jul 22 09:10:03 PDT 2003

At 10:25 AM 7/22/03 -0400, Sunder wrote:
>> I worked on a commercial digital money system a few years ago. One of

>> their business models was almost identical to Amos': stick cash in a
>> kiosk to get electronic money. It'd be interesting to see how that
>> system plays with Amos' patent.
>It's not going to be anonymous at all.  Remember, ATM's are always
>protected by cameras.  If the digicash isn't anonymous, it's worthless.

Yes to all points.  Of course, this is why a bandana/burkha/ski mask
is a good thing to carry when approaching an ATM.
Better if they're IR opaque.  Best not to
do this if the ATM is attached to a bank though, for the sake
of the guards' underwear :-)

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