The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers – and the Coming Cashless Society by David Wolman

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Thought provoking book about money and how physical money should or will perhaps be stopped. Suggests electronic transactions are the way forward, particularly via telephones for developing countries that don’t have easy access to banking. Outline several interesting cases such as liberty dollars in which somebody in USA pressed coins in Silver with ‘In God we trust’ then got taken to court but by doing so challenged the concept of money. The author suggests physical money is useful for anonymity, terrorism, snorting drugs, spreading bugs and as memorabilia.  The author tried to go a year without spending physical money, managed with few exceptions such as when travelling and found it quite easy.

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