Worldpay creates prototype that handles payment transactions inside of virtual reality

London-based payments processor Worldpay has created a prototype using the HTC Vive which allows shoppers to make transactions inside of VR applications.

Companies who are interested in setting up virtual storefronts and marketplaces may benefit greatly from such a system, which could pave the way for an easier and safer way users can spend money in VR.

Because transactions take place inside a virtual space, there’s no redirection to a separate page in order to confirm purchases. But how would paying for items work inside of VR?

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