Making History: The First NFC Litecoin Transaction on Swiss Crypto-Only Ammer Card
The first NFC Litecoin transaction was a historic moment, demonstrating the potential of using tap to pay with Litecoin.
At the 9th annual Satoshi Roundtable, this year held in Dubai. It was discovered that Ammer Cards did not yet support Litecoin. It was at this point that Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, and Victor worked together and less than 24 hours later, the first NFC Litecoin transaction was successfully completed.
In this transaction, a tap-to-pay payment was made simply by holding a card close to a special NFC-enabled payment terminal. The transaction was fast, secure, and incredibly convenient, eliminating the need for cash or credit card transactions.
The Ammer card is not a credit card, it's a crypto-only hardware wallet payment card that is shaped like a bank card with NFC capability. It comes with an easy-to-use companion app called Ammer Wallet that allows you to manage your assets. The company is based out of Switzerland.
The successful completion of this first NFC Litecoin transaction is a major step forward for the litecoin community, and a clear demonstration of the potential of Litecoin + NFC to make payments fast and easy.