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Homeless people are wearing barcodes to encourage more cashless donations

A new charity scheme is helping homeless people get more donations in an increasingly cashless society. Greater Change, backed by Oxford University Innovation and Oxford’s Said Business School, has created wearable barcodes for rough sleepers so members of the public can give money using their smartphones. Founder Alex McCallion told the BBC that creating the lanyards, which feature a QR code similar to those issued for online ticketing, solved the problem caused by more Britons relying on cards and mobile phones for payments. Homeless people can now receive cashless payments (Greater Change ) “The solution we have come upon with is a giving mechanism through your smartphone to a restricted…