Cloudmoney : cash, cards, crypto, and the war for our wallets
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New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022].
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Published
New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022].
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Book
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vii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English

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"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2022 by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Vintage"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index.
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A monetary anthropologist examines how the drive to create a cashless digital money empire could lead to dire consequences for our civil liberties and create a dangerous nexus of Big Finance and Big Tech.
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The reach of Corporations into our lives via cards and apps has never been greater; many of us rarely use cash these days. But what we're told is a natural and inevitable move is actually the work of powerful interests. And the great battle of our time is the battle for ownership of the digital footprints that make up our lives. In Cloudmoney, Brett Scott tells an urgent and revelatory story about how the fusion of Big Finance and Big Tech requires "cloudmoney"-digital money underpinned by the banking sector-to replace physical cash. He dives beneath the surface of the global financial system to uncover a long-established lobbying infrastructure: an alliance of partners waging a covert war on cash. He explains the technical, political, and cultural differences between our various forms of money and shows how the cash system has been under attack for decades, as banking and tech companies promote a cashless society under the banner of progress. Cloudmoney takes us to the front lines of a war for our wallets that is also about our freedom, from marketing strategies against cash to the weaponization of COVID-19 to push fintech platforms, and from there to the rise of the cryptocurrency rebels and fringe groups pushing back. It asks the most pressing questions: Who benefits from a cashless society and who gets left behind? Is the end of cash the end of true privacy? And is our cloudmoney future closer than we think it is?

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Scott, B. (2022). Cloudmoney: cash, cards, crypto, and the war for our wallets (First U.S. edition.). Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Scott, Brett. 2022. Cloudmoney: Cash, Cards, Crypto, and the War for Our Wallets. Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Scott, Brett. Cloudmoney: Cash, Cards, Crypto, and the War for Our Wallets Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Scott, Brett. Cloudmoney: Cash, Cards, Crypto, and the War for Our Wallets First U.S. edition., Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2022.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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