Time for an update on these as progress with them is always going on in the background. Physical debit cards have always been a priority goal for eMunie since inception. Even though mobile devices these days support mobile wallets and NFC contactless payment systems, most consumers still prefer a physical card. When you consider that the majority of consumers are not technically minded, this should come as no surprise. Of course, Bitcoin and other platforms do have physical debit cards available for them, but these solutions always rely on the Visa or Mastercard networks, and involve a 3rd party service provider who will take a nice fee for the trouble of providing you that service. We wanted to cut out both of these "middlemen" and all of the drawbacks that come with them, fees, card suspension, censoring of transactions....you get the idea That alone wasn't enough, as we also wanted the cards to be totally decentralized. To such a degree in fact, that anyone with $20-$30 of off the shelf hardware could create their cards themselves, at home and then spend the funds at the local coffee shop within minutes of creation. Quite a lofty goal! Many of the components required to achieve that goal are now developed and have been in testing for some time. The only major requirement remaining to bring that vision to a reality is the inclusion of the eMunie payment protocol on actual EFTPOS devices that merchants have in their stores. Even here, great progress is being made, and before the year is out the first of these devices will be EMU capable. However, many of you I'm sure do not have (yet ) the basic hardware available to create your own debit card with the test client and play around with it, so below is a video of how its performed kindly prepared by IanMac. Earlier today I finished the beginnings of a user friendly control panel in the client that will allow anyone to create these cards in seconds. I decided that a simple demo video of this in action would be a good idea to do. More exotic video demonstrations will come later on, so for now enjoy Another video I made yesterday demonstrates creating, loading and then using a card on a regular EFTPOS terminal. Apologies for the shaky filming, it was recorded on my phone with one hand, while doing the demo with the other. I did it this way in one real time cut for authenticity, the lack of cuts clearly demonstrates how easy and fast it is to create your own debit card, load it with funds and spend it. If anyone wants to test drive this out for themselves in the upcoming Open Beta, you will need the following (more details will be on the wiki soon): A smart card reader. I myself use an OmniKey 5321 V2, but there are many other compatible ones. Some blank cards, currently I've only tested cards that use the J3D081 chip so I would advise you buy these also. The blank cards are currently quite expensive due to them being rather new, so if you are buying in low volume expect to pay upwards of $20 each. They will come down in time though, and I've managed to secure a good bulk price with the manufacturer for any future quantities we may need.