The End of Money

They say money makes the world go 'round, but Wired contributing editor David Wolman contends that the days of paying cash are dwindling. Which begs the question, what will a world without paper money look like? Wolman eschews hard currency for a year, travels the globe to explore various perspectives on the bills and coins we both treasure and take for granted, and paints a riveting vision of what our wallets may one day hold.

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