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Cash & Crises
Blockchain: lots of hype but little delivery
July 22, 2019
Banks, fintechs and payment solution providers have injected billions of dollars into blockchain based-projects, but according to a new report from the World Economic Forum and Accenture few projects have actually delivered the expected results.
In the War on Cash, Words Count
April 02, 2019
Words have been turned into weapons in the war on cash and are used by the proponents of the elimination of cash to create a self-fulfilling narrative of the inevitable decline of cash.
In defense of cash: why we should bring back the $500 note and other big bills
Jay L. Zagorsky
January 12, 2018
A cashless society requires three things: electricity, communication networks and security. Recent events have shown that none of these are guaranteed. Dr. Jay Zagorsky recommends issuing high-denomination notes to increase resilience when emergencies occur.
About ‘The Macroeconomics of De-Cashing’ 2/2
August 11, 2017
“Cash has been created as the historically most convenient form of money, and carrying cash in the wallet is often perceived as a fundamental human right.” writes Alexei Kireyev. He adds that "de-cashing should not be lead by the public sector."
About 'The Macroeconomics of De-Cashing' 1/2
April 17, 2017
“Cash has been created as the historically most convenient form of money, and carrying cash in the wallet is often perceived as a fundamental human right.” writes Alexei Kireyev.
Addicted to Mobiles, Except for Payments
November 11, 2016
Mobile usage is soaring, yet they are hardly ever used to make payments.
Faster, cheaper, safer
August 05, 2016
The Rio Olympics will be showcasing some new fancy payment devices. But will they replace cash?
The death of a payment instrument
August 01, 2016
Payment instruments disappear. And this has far-reaching implications.
Mobile payments will change the way we access cash
May 30, 2016
Many observers and payments experts have viewed mobile payments as the silver bullet to replace cash. Mobile handsets have become ubiquitous; the growth of m-commerce creates a natural market for m-payments; the handset can become a natural link between the physical and digital worlds. There are nonetheless several reasons why they are unlikely to replace cash.