PayPal President Scott Thompson has made a prediction: By 2015, the wallet will become a thing of the past. The implication is that the prediction is for the United States.
PayPal now has more than 100 million active accounts.
We believe that by 2015 digital currency will be accepted everywhere in the U.S. – from your local corner store to Walmart. We will no longer need to carry a wallet.
How confident are we in achieving this goal? So confident that we’ve asked five Bay area employees to embrace a digital lifestyle and use only digital currency to pay for all of their purchases. The five lucky winners will be announced at an employee event on July 11th.
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