Final Word from Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Not everyone will have a use for Blesk's new anonymous prepaid MasterCard. It will be better than cash in only a few instances. To the chagrin of mothers and fathers, it will be attractive for children who want to buy music, games or apps on their mobile phones without their parents' consent. Petty criminals or consumers of child pornography might also benefit from it, but they'll have to be careful, because the card's anonymity is quite limited. To spend more than Kč 10,000 over the three-year life of the card, registration will be necessary. A name is also often required to buy something on the internet, and Blesk even requests a name for use of card-related services. Not to worry, says Blesk's expert Michal Táborský, you can use a fake name if that suits you. It's somehow poetic that Blesk, whose own owners use an anonymous structure to disguise their true identity, advises its readers to do the same thing. [Czech Republic debit payment credit Česká spořitelna pěneženka Wallet J&T Czech News Center Investment Ringier Martin Roman Daniel Křetínský]

Glossary of difficult words

chagrin - a keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment or a disconcerting event;

consent - permission for something to happen or agreement to do something;

petty - minor; of secondary or lesser importance, rank or scale.

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