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Benefits incl. operating efficiencies, more inclusive & stronger governance. Challenges incl. enabling access for 1.7 billion who lack accounts, desire for privacy & vulnerabilities of digital.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 05:30 PM   $40
Rise NYC, 3 W 23rd St, 2nd Fl

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Technology & convenience are driving down the use of cash. Real-time payments, pervasive smartphones, the leapfrog of mobile commerce (in emerging markets), pervasive payments infrastructure (in mature markets), & fintech players are powering this shift.

The benefits of cashless are touted: operating efficiencies, better experience & more inclusive consumer access, stronger governance. But do these promises mask risks? Challenges include enabling access by the 1.7 billion people worldwide who lack accounts with a financial institution or mobile money provider* & fully depend on the cash economy; the desire for privacy (intrinsic to cash; possible with cryptos); & the vulnerability of digital systems (think the recent Visa shutdown).

We will focus on the human side of cashless society through the lenses of access, privacy, & risk to identify the conflicts & models of collaboration across payments/financial services, governments & the society they serve. *Source: World Bank The Global Findex Database 2017) & UBS

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