Fifty years ago the first ATM was installed at Barclays Bank’s Enfield branch in London. Today, the son of the inventor, James Shepherd-Barron, published a book about the history and innovation of the Money in physical form such as banknotes and coins. More machine.
Hole in the Wall: Memoirs of a Cash Machine leads the reader through the story that triggered the invention of the first automated teller machine to our days, where the ATM is not only a “Electronic device that, primarily dispenses cash after identification of the user, using a payment card or another device such as a mobile phone or biometric identification. See ATM. More” but also a high tech machine that can read banknotes’ many security features, can makes notes unusable if tampered with or simply provide the user with banking services.
An interesting read for both professionals and amateurs of the ATM industry.
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