The new NFC challenge coins can function as traditional business cards, but with the added benefit of an embedded microchip. These chips can function similarly to a QR code, except rather than scanning the information, the coins can be passed over any NFC-compatible device to activate their encoded function.

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These newly launched coins are specifically designed to store information that would otherwise need to be written down, such as contact information or website links. The coins are the ideal information-sharing tool in situations like trade shows or business meetings where accurate, expedient exchange of information is important for forming connections.

The coins can be customized on both sides to bear brand logos, insignias, or other information. Clients can provide graphics themselves or work with Gray Water Ops’ team of in-house artists to create high-quality promotional graphics designed to best utilize the space provided.

Keith Hanshaw, Chief Operating Officer said, “We take ordinary coin designs and turn them into extraordinary coin designs with exceptional weight, thickness and detail. A Gray Water Ops, LLC coin is, quite frankly, a better quality custom challenge coin, according to our happy customers”

Challenge coins have traditionally been used across several industries and organizations, such as the military and other private, exclusive institutions to prove membership and build community. Gray Water Ops has taken this concept one step further by adding a concrete – rather than merely ceremonial – utility to the coin itself.

Other uses for this technology include the creation of customer loyalty programs and the storage of payment information to improve transaction speed.

Gray Water Ops has been creating challenge coins for a wide variety of companies, crypto projects, and organizations for many years. This foray into NFC technology comes alongside an expansion by the company into NFT and smart contact territory, and in some ways brings the idea of a contact-embedded smart asset into the physical world.

Interested parties can contact the Gray Water Ops team to create a design or commission a minting run of challenge coins. Designs can also be transferred to other GWO products, such as lapel pins or patches.

For more information,

Gray Water Ops, LLC
[email protected]
5825 Tyler Dr

United States

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