Contactless payments are no longer this ultra-modern technology that is a prerogative of the tech-savvy millennial's. On the contrary, these solutions have proliferated to such an extent in the daily lives of the common man, that it is regarded as one of the greatest disruptor of the decade. There is not a single industry that is untouched by its massive potential. But how, when and where did it all begin? This article is an attempt at going through the quick overview of a technology that has revolutionised the way people conduct transactions, globally, from where there is no return.