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Cash & Crises
Be original: give cash for Christmas!
December 19, 2018
Even if the gift card might seem as the best last resort, fight the thought and give cash instead! It will be more appreciated by the receiver, the retailer and especially the environment!
June 22, 2018
Governments are taking measures to safeguard cash and strengthen the cash cycle realizing the vital role it plays in society.
Back to cash
May 17, 2018
US burger joint Shake Shack will resume its cash-acceptance policy after a failed attempt to go cashfree.
The risk of a cashless fait accompli
February 14, 2018
As Facebook moves to get a piece of the payments app pie in India through its announced Whatsapp payments feature, the need to inform consumers about what's at stake with cashlessness is growing urgent.
Germans’ love of cash: obsession or pragmatism?
February 13, 2018
Germans' love for cash might as well be linked to their pragmatism and not at all to nostalgia.
From globalization to fragmentation: pixelating payments
January 31, 2018
Are cryptocurrencies part of the greater trend of society's fragmentation?
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.
Is "social inclusion" truly the main driver for cashless?
November 29, 2017
Rwanda is pushing for a cashless society on the grounds that it contributes to financial inclusion. But with a country that is predominantly cash-based - and with everyone having access to hard currency - what more is there to include?
The road to digital money is paved with cash
May 05, 2017
The overall shift towards digital money is slow and patchy. More importantly, it is widening the monetary divide between those who have access to an increasing range of digital forms money and those who remain financially excluded.