"Money in the 21st century will surely prove to be as different from the money of the current century as our money is from that of the previous century. Just as fiat money replaced specie-backed paper currencies, electronically initiated debits and credits will become the dominant payment modes, creating the potential for private money to compete with government-issued currencies."Just as everything is getting under the shadow of â€œeâ€ today we have paper currency being replaced by electronic money or e-cash. Hardly a day goes by without some mention in the financial press of new developments in "electronic money".
In the emerging field of electronic commerce, novel buzzwords like smartcards, online banking, digital cash, and electronic checks are being used to discuss money. But how are these brand-new forms of payment secure? And most importantly, which of these emerging secure electronic money technologies will survive into the next century? These are some of the tough questions to answer but hereâ€™s a solution, which provides a form of security to these modes of currency exchange using the â€œBiometrics Technologyâ€.
The Money Pad introduced here uses the biometrics technology for Finger Print recognition. Money Pad is a form of credit card or smartcard, which we name so. Every time the user wants to access the Money Pad he has to make an impression of his fingers which will be scanned and matched with the one in the hard disk of data base server. If the finger print matches with the userâ€™s he will be allowed to access and use the Pad otherwise the Money Pad is not accessible. Thus providing a form of security to the ever-lasting transaction currency of the future â€œe-cashâ€.