An anonymous reader writes: Dutch entrepreneur Martin Wismeijer has implanted two computer chips in his hands which are capable of communicating with other Near Field Communication (NFC) chips, and is experimenting with using the system to make Bitcoin exchanges. Wismeijer, who installs and manages Bitcoin-based ATMS under his Mr Bitcoin venture, installed the microchips via syringe, and the chips measure 2mm by 12mm.
Recognising that many doctors will be reluctant to undertake such specious surgical procedures, Wismeijer recommends seeking out a qualified piercer or tattoo artist.
The inventor says: "I personally feel that by supporting these bio-hacking developments we can learn what works and what doesn't and that someday, in the not so distant future we will be able to implant more functionality like sub dermal glucose sensors or heart rate monitors and other vital health monitoring devices. Imagine a normally invisible tattoo on your arm glowing red when you get a heart attack — swipe your phone and your phone will notify a doctor...I believe we are paving the way for social acceptance while at the same time we support the bio-hacking technology that drives it."