The problem with becoming a cashless society is that we end up having little (if any at all) freedom or privacy when it comes to how we use our money because we are under constant "digital money surveillance."
It’s amazing how quickly trends catch on especially as far as digital technology is concerned. These days, it is very rare you’ll find many urban people carrying cash around.
Such has become the convenience of a cashless society that wherever we go, we can pay for goods and services using different non-cash alternatives.
This is especially true across the continent where mobile money (delivered mostly via USSD) has become somewhat the norm. The cashless society trend has likely caught on because of its convenience for customers and for merchants its less of a risk, generally speaking, to not carry cash and accept card or mobile money payments.
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