Financial Apparatus And Method

  • Published: Jun 22, 2017
  • Earliest Priority: Dec 19 2015
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Abstract

A financial apparatus (10) is operable to function as a kiosk/ ATM device. The financial apparatus (10) includes computing hardware (70) for executing one or more program instructions, and a user-interface arrangement (20, 30, 40, 50, 60) coupled in communication within the financial apparatus (10) to the computing hardware (70). The user-interface arrangement (20, 30, 40, 50, 60), in cooperation with the computing hardware (70), is operable to support at least one of: (i) dispensing fiat currency notes and/or coins against debiting a user account; (ii) receiving fiat currency notes and/or coins for crediting the user account; (iii) performing financial transactions between cyber-currencies and fiat currencies; (iv) playing one or more computer-based games involving fiat currency and/or cyber-currency transactions; and (v) providing communication with support personnel and/or support avatars for assisting in financial transactions. The user-interface arrangement includes a telephone-type handset arrangement (90) for providing communication with other users, with support personnel and/or with support avatars for assisting user when executing financial transactions. The financial apparatus (10) is constructed in a modular manner, for enabling one or more modules to be added, removed, and/or exchanged, wherein the one or more modules provide functionalities associated with the computing hardware (70) and the user-interface arrangement (20, 30, 40, 50, 60). Moreover, at least a subset of the one of more modules are mutually coupled and/or coupled to the computing hardware (70) via one or more serial data communication buses.


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  • Publication: Jun 22, 2017
  • Application: Dec 16, 2016
    WO EP 2016025180 W
  • Priority: Dec 19, 2015
    GB GB 201522464 A

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