9780306818837

The End of Money

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  • ISBN13:

    9780306818837

  • ISBN10:

    0306818833

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/14/2012
  • Publisher: Da Capo Pr

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Summary

The age of paper dollars and metal coins is coming to a close. InThe End of Money, David Wolman introduces the people, technologies, and trends powering this shake-up, taking us to hotspots of the cashless revolution. He zooms from the cash-strapped slums of Delhi, to the tech-obsessed streets of Tokyo, to London to hobnob with digital cash gurus. Then it's on to Reykjavik, where Icelanders are about to kill their national currency; Washington, to learn about high-tech counterfeiting; and Los Angeles, where scientists study our brains on cash. Along the way, Wolman examines the implications of next-generation payment innovations, investigates alternative and virtual currencies, and showcases the boon in mobile-phone banking.As cash gets pushed toward extinction, now is the time to explore its effect on our wallets and our lives.

Author Biography

David Wolman writes for Wired, Discover, Newsweek, and other magazines. His previous books are A Left-Hand Turn Around the World and Righting the Mother Tongue. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
The Missionaryp. 1
The Messengerp. 27
The Counterfeitersp. 61
The Loyalistsp. 85
The Patriotp. 103
The Traitorp. 125
The Revolutionariesp. 163
The Emissaryp. 195
Acknowledgmentsp. 205
Notesp. 207
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 219
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