Economy – Cashless, Digital Society

America moves closer to being a cashless society

MARKET WATCH – September 11, 2018: The article highlights why businesses love cashless. If you want to buy a beer at Flatstick pub in Seattle, don’t whip out a $10 bill to pay—you’ll walk away thirsty. Flatstick, a hot new mini-chain in the Pacific Northwest, doesn’t take cash. Neither does Bluestone Lane, a coffee chain with locations in New York, Philly and D.C. Patrons there have to pay with plastic or an app called LevelUp. Want to grab a Sweetgreen salad for lunch with cash? No can-do at many locations.

Cashless commerce is popping up around the country, particularly in restaurants catering to a younger crowd, which is likely to leave home without any greenbacks, or even a wallet, and instead choose to live life with a smartphone and a few credit or debit cards attached.

Businesses who’ve gone cashless rave about the results. Flatstick owner Sam Largent told me plastic-only reduces error rates during times of complex accounting, such as calculating tips when shifts change.

(BattleForWorld: I hope readers are aware that the “cashless” society was planned long ago by the shadow ruling elites. And noticed how the cryptocurrency protocol appeared on the scene and Bitcoin came into existence. According to a source, the United States is very good at software – internet, email, message, commerce, virus, etc. programs. Notice that all the jump-start software comes from the United States. Then the source said, the Russians are very good at hardware.)

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Homeless people wearing barcodes to accept cashless payments

TELEGRAPH – August 9, 2018: The article highlights that “homeless people” are wearing barcodes around their necks in the country of Britain in an attempt to increase donations in a cashless society, under an Oxford University backed initiative.

A new social innovation project, called Greater Change, hands homeless people a QR code, similar to the kind issued for online tickets.

Passersby who wish to give money – but who may not have any change in their pocket – can scan the code using their smart phone, and make an online payment to the person.

The donation goes into an account which is managed by a case worker who ensures that the money is spent on agreed targets, such as saving for a rental deposit or a new passport.

“The problem we’re trying to solve here is that we live in an increasingly cashless society and as well as this when people give they worry about what this money might be spent on,” Alex McCallion, founder of Greater Change, told the BBC.

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