Tokens "...when a card is swiped..."
"Swiping" a payment card usually refers to running the magnetic strip through the PoS terminal. I had always assumed that the magnetic strip is essentially used as read only, effectively a bar code. True?
"Bonk to pay" is the El Reg approved term for the RFID contactless method. That, as well as the Smartcard contacts, could enable tokens.
Perhaps I'm confused...