Black Listed News that Nordic Countries are leading the shift into a cashless society. Here are some choice excerpts from the article:
"Swedes often make the smallest purchases, such as for chewing gum, with a
credit card and can use the Swedish banks’ jointly-developed smartphone
app Swish to repay a small debt to a friend. Another app allow drinkers
to buy beers in a bar without queuing.
In the Stockholm subway, it is impossible to buy a ticket with cash,
while some unemployed people selling street magazines now also accept
"But Jarl Dahlfors, chief executive of cash handling firm Loomis, says
the cashless trend may have gone too far for “unbanked people” such as
And “do we really want everything we buy to be registered?” he asked,
touching on the loss of privacy involved in switching from cash
purchases to card and online payments."
The lone commenter simply left the message: "The Beast! 666!"
Here is the comment I left in response: