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.