Clover Goes Where No Payment Has Gone Before

October 13, 2016 - Recently, Clover partnered with UK financial institution Nationwide Building Society to focus on the future of payments to asking themselves the question, What about making a card payment happen in space? The question is only somewhat fanciful: figuring out how to make payments happen in extreme conditions—at spacelike altitudes and temperatures—offer insights into what’s possible here on Earth.

A team up to the task recently launched a Clover device into the stratosphere and made a payment happen there, for the first time ever. Read the full infographic below to follow Clover's experiment from the ground, into near space, and back again.