Cashless Society

04/16/2016 16:09
Starting this summer, the government will test a system in which foreign tourists will be able to verify their identities and buy things at stores using only their fingerprints. The government hopes to increase the number of foreign tourists by using the system to prevent crime and relieve users...
11/03/2015 19:05
If you’ve seen movies like Idiocracy, even at the future’s lowest level of technological advancement, people will be scanning body parts to get through life. It may be 25, 100, or 500 years from now, but those days are in our future. For some people, the future is now, as the world’s first...
03/02/2015 07:05
An Indian diplomat’s wife taking a short course to learn French in Brussels remembers how she was unable to pay her tuition fee in cash. The teacher went around the classroom collecting the fee with a portable credit card machine. Students promptly swiped their cards and paid up. The only one to...
12/15/2014 07:28
If you have little or no cash in your wallet, you’re not along.  A UK company called VoucherCloud finds 57% of American adults say they don’t usually carry much cash. And only 10% say they always carry cash.  We are becoming a cashless society. Andrew Schlage of MoneyCrashers.com...
10/13/2014 07:06
Four out of five purchases in Sweden are paid electronically or by debit card and with the development of cheaper technology the trend is moving towards a fully cash free society, according to a new report. "Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia leads the world in terms of cashless trading," said...
09/02/2014 07:12
When it comes to making small purchases, Americans prefer cash over plastic, but according to a new survey that’s likely to change. “We are moving towards becoming a more cashless society,” said Creditcards.com Senior Industry Analyst Matt Schulz “Two-thirds of American card holders still use cash...
07/27/2014 20:50
A leading financial association in Norway recently suggested that the country could very well be on track to becoming cashless by the year 2020. The group noted that only about five percent of transactions conducted in the country are done so with cash, and suggests that eliminating paper money...
06/25/2014 10:19
Preference for debit and credit cards over cash when shopping is turning Britain into a cashless society. Research undertaken for thinkmoney has shown that just over one in 10 respondents (11 per cent) had no cash on them at all; this is almost double the number of people who said the same when...
06/01/2014 09:10
The Government plans to curb fraud in ministries and State agencies through e-payments that kick-off on July 1. To prevent online fraud, the Government says it will roll out the Cyber Security Master Plan before end of June. Principal Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology...
05/26/2014 08:07
A special committee headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff, Harel Locker, has recommended a three-phase plan to all but do away with cash transactions in Israel. The motivation for examining a cash-less economy is combatting money laundering and other tax-evasion tactics,...
05/21/2014 11:48
America is moving slowly but surely toward a cashless society as businesses are coming up with easier ways for people to pay electronically. The New York Times reports that banks and retailers are trying to develop new payment systems using cell phones, and they’re working on ways to protect...
05/15/2014 07:57
Are we getting closer to the day when we stop using cash to pay for things? A new Bankrate.com poll finds 9 percent of us are already there. They don't regularly carry any cash on a daily basis. Even those who do walk around with cash don't carry much. The poll found 49 percent of us have $20 or...
05/14/2014 21:03
Maybe the cards filling up consumers’ wallets are just making less room for cash, but nearly eight out of 10 (78 percent) U.S. consumers carry less than $50 with them at any one time, with 49 percent carrying $20 or less, new survey data show. By gender, women appear to be further along the road...
04/22/2014 07:11
FORGET carrying a wallet because all you could soon need is your hand to pay for goods. Advanced technology is being rolled out in Sweden that allows empty-handed consumers to purchase goods using a tap of their palm. Detection of a person’s unique vein structure allows the store to verify a...
04/15/2014 20:28
Hand scanning has become an alternative payment method for people in a city in southern Sweden, researchers at Lund University said Monday. Vein scanning terminals have been installed in 15 shops and restaurants in Lund thanks to an engineering student who came up with the idea two years ago while...
04/07/2014 07:28
Last week, St. Louis Fed Vice President and Director of Research David Andolfatto released a presentation on Bitcoin, becoming one of the most prominent central bank officials to study the cryptocurrency. We caught up with Andolfatto to ask him about why he put this deck together, where he thinks...
03/29/2014 10:43
Backers offer to circumvent high banking fees A virtual currency called "Bitcoin" has become popular in the past few months. Traded digitally, it can be used instead of money. Today, the Bitcoin is trading at about $530.00. "Every time I go to buy something the person...
03/08/2014 09:30
We are living at a time of exciting technology change that is rapidly changing the way we interact and transact with people as individuals, customers and in business. We are already close to becoming a cashless society by the level and value of non-cash transactions (between 80 per cent to 95 per...
03/03/2014 18:00
If you’re wondering what Bitcoin is, you’re not alone. In fact, 46% of Americans aren’t sure what Bitcoin is (while another 6% think it might be an Xbox game), according to a 2013 Bloomberg poll. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin /ˈbɪtkɔɪn/, n: a peer-to-peer payment system and digital...
03/03/2014 10:24
Dubai: The key differentiator for electronic payments to gain traction is when the governments come in, a senior MasterCard official said yesterday during an interview with Gulf News. “The government decides the roadmap for cashless society. The biggest difference we made in Africa is when we...
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One World Monetary System

02/12/2011 12:33
From UPI:  WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund has suggested a replacement for the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency, but one that is not a different currency. In a report issued this week, the IMF said Special Drawing Rights, which were created in 1969 to...
02/12/2011 11:20
From Economic Collapse Blog:  The IMF is trying to move the world away from the U.S. dollar and towards a global currency once again.  In a new report entitled "Enhancing International Monetary Stability—A Role for the SDR", the IMF details the "problems" with having the U.S. dollar as...
02/10/2011 19:38
From Bloomberg:  The biggest day ever for mergers of securities exchanges triggered rallies in shares of operators from New York to Sydney and Sao Paulo as derivatives overtake stock trading as the drivers of growth. Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., IntercontinentalExchange Inc., CBOE Holdings Inc. and...
01/20/2011 19:01
From YNetNews:  Germany will continue to do what is necessary to guarantee the stability of the euro, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with Stern magazine released on Wednesday ahead of publication on Thursday. Merkel told the weekly magazine there would be "no return to the ...
01/03/2011 21:09
From @Endtimesnews and Info Wars: In the video you are about to see, George Soros talks about “the creation of a New World Order”, he discusses the need for a “managed decline” of the U.S. dollar and he talks at length of the global need for a true world currency. So just who is George Soros? Well,...
11/10/2010 19:43
From Citizen Link:  The day after the elections, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke authorized the printing of $600 billion to buy back U.S. debt, in order jump-start the economy. The move – dubbed QE2, short for quantitative easing – was widely criticized by both domestic and...
10/06/2010 20:45
From CNN: The world's leading countries should agree a new currency pact to help rebalance the global economy, a leading association of financial institutions has urged. The Institute of International Finance, which represents more than 420 of the world's leading banks and finance houses, warned...
09/07/2010 07:27
From EurActive: EU negotiators reached agreement yesterday (2 September) on a package of measures to beef up supervision of the bloc's banks, giving new EU watchdogs a mandate to overrule national authorities and ban risky financial products that were widely blamed for the world's...
07/07/2009 09:08
Bloomberg:  July 7 (Bloomberg) -- Pope Benedict XVI called for a new financial order with “real teeth” as Group of Eight leaders prepare to discuss ways out of the worst recession since World War II. “Profit is useful if it serves as a means toward an end,” he wrote in a letter to Catholic...
11/06/2008 09:12
Reuters:  FRANKFURT, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Global leaders are considering a new world financial order in the wake of the financial crisis which is threatening to tip the global economy into recession. European Union leaders meet on Friday in Brussels and Group of 20 central bankers and finance...
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