Potentially big news in the payments space as IBM and VISA announce a deal which has the capacity to turn billions of IoT devices into potential points of sale.
This could mean paying for fuel from your car, or your trainers automatically logging your activity and ordering a replacement pair as they near the end of their shelf life.
Perhaps not everyone's cup of tea granted and, possibly raising fears of defined obsolescence once more. But it does show an interesting shift in the way that not only will we be able to interact with various devices in our lives, but also how those devices may influence - and indeed define - how we interact with our bank and finances.
Coming at the time of change in banking through PSDII and Open APIs, its another indication of how the bank-customer relationship may be about to flex.
"With the power of Watson's cognitive technologies and IBM's leadership in IoT and security, they are the ideal partner to help us deliver secure payments to 'virtually anywhere' and on the enormous scale of the IoT."