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Author Scott, Brett, author.

Title Cloudmoney : cash, cards, crypto, and the war for our wallets / Brett Scott.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  PERSONAL FINANCE 332.4 SCOTT    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  332.4 SCOTT    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description vii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2022 by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Vintage"--Title page verso
Contents The nervous system -- The war on cash -- The giant in the mountain -- Digital chips -- The bank-chip society -- Big Brother. Big Bouncer. Big Butler. -- The unnatural progress of a 'Rapidly Changing World' -- Shedding and re-skinning -- Sherlock Holmes and the strange case of the data ghost -- Clash of the Leviathans -- A paranormalist's guide to the spectre of Bitcoin -- The political tribes of Cyber-Kowloon -- Raiding the raiders.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index.
Subject Electronic funds transfers -- Social aspects.
Cash transactions -- Social aspects.
Electronic commerce -- Social aspects.
Electronic surveillance.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Electronic commerce.
Electronic funds transfers.
Privacy, Right of.
Added Title Cloud money
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Scott, Brett. Cloudmoney. London : The Bodley Head, 2022 9781847926654
ISBN 9780062936318 (hardcover)
006293631X (hardcover)
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