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Permanent LinkJun 4, 2018 
:tiphat: (LONDON) The humble street performer is no longer a victim of a cashless society. A new digital method called a contactless payment terminal can accept a tip to the busker with the wave of a card.
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In a test of the new method, patrons were seen waving their credit/debit cards in front of the reader. The project was launched last weekend by the Busk in London organization as a trial. A few performers were seen testing the new transactional device.

Charlotte Campbell, a full-time street performer who was part of the trial, told BBC News that the new tech "had a significant impact on contributions." Said Campbell, "More people than ever tap-to-donate whilst I sing, and often, when one person does, another follows."

The reader needs to be attached to a smartphone or tablet. It is then pre-set with a tip amount by the busker. "Busking helps emerging artists to hone their talent and gives them the chance to perform in front of huge numbers of people," said Khan in a press statement. "I'm delighted that iZettle has chosen London to launch this innovative scheme - allowing artists to accept donations by card payment - as well as cash. Now, more Londoners will be able to show their support to the capital's brilliant, talented street performers."

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