Mark Twain Bank will open e-cash accounts on the Web for up to 10,000 people, said Daniel Eldridge, VP for e-cash business development at DigiCash."On Monday you can open an account with them and buy e-cash just as you would out of an ATM," Mr. Eldridge said.
DigiCash is negotiating with vendors to actually use the system. Applications include information available on a pay-per-download basis, small purchases and listserv participation, Mr. Eldridge said.
Site owners could also use DigiCash's technology to pay users to participate in surveys, fill out forms or register, Mr. Eldridge said.