Changing Face of Money

Changing Face of Money : Will Electric Money be Adopted in the United States?

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Although the cashless society has been predicted for at least twenty years, the new forms of card-based and software based electronic money may prove to be a partial alternative to the current forms of payment. This study examines these emerging electronic money systems and their possible adoption, primarily in the United more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 8.13mm | 195.04g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1138865540
  • 9781138865549

Table of contents

ContentsList of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Money: What it is and How it works; The Importance of Money; Other Views of Money; Is Electronic Money Really Different? Other New Payment Methods; 3. An Overview of Electronic Money-Its Forms and Functions, Standards and Design Issues; History of Smart Cards; Chips vs. Magstripe Cards; Software-based Electronic Money; Standards; Security Issues; The Need for a Dominant Design; Will a Dominant Design Emerge? Conclusions; 4. Innovation, Diffusion, and Electronic Money; Innovation and Diffusion; Rates of Adoption; Lessons to Be Learned; Network Economies; Conclusions; 5. Electronic Money Pilot Programs; The Mondex Pilots; The VisaCash Pilots; PROTON; Europay Clip; The Netherlands Program; Other Pilots and Programs; Closed Systems; Developing Countries; Lessons Learned from the Pilots; 6. Policy and Legal Issues of Electronic Money; Policy and Regulatory Issues; U.S. Current and Proposed Regulations; Basel Committee and theG-10 Proposals; Regulations in the G-10 Countries; Legal Framework Issues; Conclusions; 7. Final Thoughts and Conclusions; Are Americans Different? Payments in the U.S.; The Market for Electronic Money; Introduction of Other Payment Methods; Conclusions; Future Research Efforts; Bibliography; more