Posts tagged 'Digital Currency'

The de-monetisation of the economy started with coffee

Starbucks, the mobile payments and data pioneer, is going to know your coffee routine so well that in three years time you won’t even have to do anything to ensure your coffee is ready and waiting for you.  Read more

The case for official e-money +1

The voices arguing that digital e-money should be added to the central bank/government toolkit are not only rising in number, they’re getting louder as well.

Among the first to argue the point, of course, was Willem Buiter back in 2009, before he took up the position of chief economist at Citi. But there’s also been a strong patter of support from advocates such as Mobino’s Jean-Francois Groff and Slate’s Matt Yglesias (to name a few). Read more