Canada's researching a new method of payment and inviting hackers to help improve the technologyhttp://www.thestar.com/business/article/1159513--royal-canadian-mint-to-create-digital-currency The mintchip is said to be safe, secure and anonymous. Good for making those small purchases to itunes or your local newsstand. Smartphones, usb sticks, tablets and computers are methods of payment. I don't use a smart phone, tablet and I don't believe this to be safe or secure or anonymous. Sounds like bitcoin? How about you?