New Technology Could Line The Pockets Of Street Performers Around The World

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In countless cities around the planet, street performers can be found in subway’s, busy parks and other popular places crowds gather.

The most common way for these performers to eek out a living is customarily done by passing a hat around and inviting a crowd for donations.

Over in London, a new program is supplying street performers contactless payment terminals to collect money

The city of London has teamed with Swedish payments firm iZettle to test the new payment system with a select group of performers.

iZettle is a major player in the space. They were even acquired by PayPal this year for $2.2 billion dollars. iZettle enables anyone with a tablet, smartphone, or smartwatch tap to donate a fixed amount set by the street performer.

“I’m delighted that iZettle has chosen London to launch this innovative scheme – allowing artists to accept donations by card payment, as well as cash. Now, more Londoners will be able to show their support to the capital’s brilliant, talented street performers.” – London Mayor, Sadiq Khan.

Finally, rising talent can sharpen their talents in front of large crowds and maybe earn a living doing it.

Thanks to iZettle, you will be capable of paying that performer who astonishes the crowd with an awesome cover or a breathtaking breakdancing move.