Visa bellyflops into the wearables space with payment-enabled sunglasses

Ever wonder how you might make the world a better place if money wasn’t an object? The best Visa could come up with is a pair of sunglasses equipped with an NFC chip that lets you make contactless payments in stores. The company unveiled a prototype that pairs with a prepaid card at SXSW earlier this week, as well as at the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro surf competitions in Gold Coast, Australia. It distributed 50 pairs to influencers and partners and influencers in a limited trial there. Chris Curtin, chief brand and innovation marketing officer at Visa, told CNBC,…

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