Yes, we scan. A lesson learned about the Future of Money (via BuzzFeedNews)

Banking, Financial Services, Money , Economics, Industry, and Business

In his latest post in BuzzFeed, Charlie Warzel reports about the lesson he was taught about the future of money by using “Satan’s Credit Card” in a one month self-experiment.

chip in hand“A recent report from the auditor KPMG revealed that global investment in fintech — financial technology, that is — totaled $19.1 billion in 2015, a 106% jump compared to 2014; venture capital investment alone nearly quintupled between 2012 and last year. In 2014, Americans spent more than $3.68 billion using tap-to-pay tech, according to eMarketer. In 2015, that number was $8.71 billion, and in 2019, it’s projected to hit $210.45 billion. As Apple CEO Tim Cook told (warned?) a crowd in the U.K. last November, ‘Your kids will not know what money is.’”

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