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The New Electronic Currency?

January 6, 2011
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No I’m not talking about a debit card, I am referring to a fascinating article on Fast Company that hypothesizes the technology is here to embed thin-film electronics on currency. Benefits would include greatly reduced counterfeiting and an ability to embed circuits on a bill for simple computations such as encryption. How fun.

Currency has been around since 2000 BC, and the beauty of it is currency evolves to meet the times – it has to be easy to carry, simple to exchange and universally acceptable. Even though card payment mechanisms have their benefits, the ease of cold hard cash is tough to replace. You can read the whole article here: http://www.fastcompany.com/1711656/invisible-printed-transistors-the-next-weapon-against-banknote-fakers
~Bob Walters

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