We confess to an extracurricular curiosity about Bitcoin, the electronic currency and payment system, and MEVU is the first wearable device we’ve seen devoted to it.
MEVU is a wrist device with software written to the Coinbase wallet API. To authorize a Bitcoin payment, a wearer gestures in some presumably user-programmable manner. Apple, Coindesk points out, doesn’t like Bitcoin apps in its app store, so the MEVU will work only with Android devices. Also, because gestures may not be the most secure means of authentication every invented, MEVU CEO Apurv Mishra suggests that the device will be best suited for micropayments.
Pre-orders are expected to begin next month.[youtube http://youtu.be/DK6pUfTe_6Y]