Exciting stuff. I guess it only needs the long code nowadays for police use. Will be interesting to see if it’ll still be accepted as proof of age ID in that form or what happens there as it’s trivially easy and free to counterfeit at scale without a server check.
With that gone, my wallet would just be left with an NUS card (will drop when it expires), a Railcard (dreading the day I have to give that up), a Japanese e-money and transit card (no, I don’t know either), my arcade game profile card, some emergency cash notes, a front door key and my two main payment cards (the card currently known as Mondo and Barclays).
Hopefully in the next few years I’ll be down to just two or three cards that are only for places that still don’t support high value Apple Pay/Android Pay/etc. and a backup key/cash combo!