The end of money [electronic resource] : counterfeiters, preachers, techies, dreamers-and the coming cashless society / David Wolman.
- ISBN: 9780306819469 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2012.
|General Note:|| Electronic book.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-218) and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| "The age of paper dollars and metal coins is coming to a close. In The End of Money, David Wolman introduces the people, technologies, and trends powering this shakeup, taking us to hotspots of the cashless revolution. He zooms from the cash-strapped slums of Delhi, to the tech-obsessed streets of Tokyo, to London to hobnob with digital cash gurus. Then it's on to Reykjavik, where Icelanders are about to kill their national currency; Washington, to learn about high-tech counterfeiting; and Los Angeles, where scientists study our brains on cash. Along the way, Wolman examines the implications of next-generation payment innovations, investigates alternative and virtual currencies, and showcases the boon in mobile-phone banking. As cash gets pushed toward extinction, now is the time to explore its effect on our wallets and our lives"--Provided by publisher.
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York Da Capo Press 2012 Available via World Wide Web.
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