Bitcoin theft via aired QR codes
A news reporter for Bloomberg, after doing a piece about Bitcoin, gave his co-hosts gift vouchers in the popular cryptocurrency. The mistake was revealing the QR codes which contain enough information for the bitcoins to be taken – comparable to waving your bank account details around.
QR codes, enabling information to be snapped easily, even if it is the contents of your digital wallet.
Hypnotically-good monochrome visuals in an experimental film about the near-future Bristol, UK, where QR codes and augmented reality surround us. [instance of NSFW language]
Not posted to condone graffiti or the amendment of advertising billboards.
World’s first QR codes coins going into currency circulation in the Netherlands. The pair of coins, a silver (5€) and gold (10€) were made to celebrate 100 year anniversary of the mint go into circulation on June 22nd and the mint promises a surprise if users follow the codes embeded link [www.q5g.nl] which goes live in the 22nd.
I’m not sure how scannable the codes are going to be, its quite a small size, the larger coin is just over and inch wide and the QR code is only part of that.
Still I congratulate the Royal Dutch Mint of being so forward thinking and embracing the technology.
UPDATE: Site is now live with an intro video and a game to play. Take a look at the design tab for some more detail images/video.
QR Codes, as part of the game environment in the video game Homefront [by THQ] received more than 30,000 scans within the first 48 hours of the games launch. The codes linked to videos which supported the storyline or downloadable content.
I like this extra element of discovery and interactivity which involve you and your mobile device, as if a part of the games plot.
[potential spoiler] List of all the code locations