The “war on cash” is nothing new and seems to be gaining traction around the globe with each passing day.
The war on cash is being waged on every continent and in nearly every country — in one way or another — as cash payments are being regulated, restricted, or phased out.
In January, Norway jumped aboard the cashless society agenda with DNB, the country’s largest bank, calling for a total end to cash.
The story may sound shocking, but only to those who haven’t heard such similar stories from Sweden, Denmark, India, or Israel or any of the other countries whose banksters and governments lust a world of completely trackable, completely bank-controlled transactions.
Now, meet the new player in the war on cash:
The global toy company will be rolling out a new cashless version of “Monopoly” this fall titled “Ultimate Banking”.
In the new “electronic banking” version of Monopoly cash will be “replaced by a tiny ATM to keep track of every last financial transaction.”
Here is more from technology blog Gizmodo:
..the compact banking unit in the Monopoly Ultimate Banking edition is able to quickly scan not only each player’s credit card, but all of the individual property and chance cards in the game which now include special bar codes on them.
If a player wants to buy a property they’ve landed on, they just need to scan their credit card, and then the property card, and the price will be automatically deducted from their available funds. It works the same way if another player lands on a property with a house or hotel on it. By scanning both credit cards and the property card, funds can be quickly transferred between players to pay the rent.
The new version of Monopoly also features chance cards called “Life Events” that can cause rent prices to surge or financial instability.
The latest version of the game, which will be available in the fall for $25, also mixes things up with new chance cards called Life events that can cause rents across the board to fluctuate, or other sudden financial changes that are really only easy to implement thanks to the game’s much-improved electronic ultimate banking unit.
Ah, yes, by this they must be referring to such examples as negative interest rates, a market crash, and a global financial crisis — just in time.