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Week in Banking: Finance Without Fingerprints
February 15, 2013

Physical cash is on its way out and won't be missed, but even in an all-digital future the option of anonymous, untraceable consumer payments must remain, Executive Editor Marc Hochstein argues. Bitcoin and past digital cash schemes show it is technically feasible and that banks can play a role. But regulations and the industry's conservatism augur poorly for payment privacy, and a frank and open debate will be required.

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Posted by byelsxei i | Wednesday, March 20 2013 at 4:39PM ET
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