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David Wolman

Blog Entries by David Wolman

The Anonymity Fantasy

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 1:12 PM

My latest on brave new digital money is here. (Some persnickety BBC editor needed to change "cash-killing tear" into "cash-killing mission," but whatevs. It's mainly in tact.)

Headed my way, no doubt, are a slew of critical letters, posts and tweets about lost privacy in the digital age,...

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The Demise of Cash

(57) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 5:33 PM

In my latest book, The End of Money, I take a look at the history of currency and explore the cost and chaos associated with cash. I also look to a cashless future and investigate the trend of consumers using mobile phones in lieu of paper or coin...

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Why America Is Going Cashless

(156) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 11:20 AM

I'm at some gas station in Hawaii on the last day of a family vacation, and I've just changed a $20 bill into three $5s and five crumply $1s. After double-checking that the cashier didn't miscount, I fold the pale green slips of paper into my wallet. Then, because I'm...

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