The World is Moving Closer to a Totally Cashless Society

The world is moving closer to a totally cashless society, with Denmark leading the race.

According to a recent article by UK’s The Independent, the Danish government has proposed scrapping the obligation for retailers to accept cash as payment.

This proposal comes as part of a package of economic growth measures that aim at reducing costs and increasing productivity for Danish businesses.

The Nordic countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland lead the world in cashless payments. Cash payments for even the smallest items, such as a packet of chewing gum, are commonplace.

In Denmark, about a third of the population uses an official Danske Bank app called MobilePay, which links one’s mobile phone to another person’s phones, or to a sensor at the cash register, and allows the person making payment to confirm payments through a single swipe on his/her mobile phone’s screen.

Meanwhile, Greece and France are also restricting the use of paper money within their countries.

Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, recently proposed that credit card use be made mandatory for transactions above €70.

In France, finance minister Michel Sapin, has announced a drastic tightening of the use of cash within the country, as well as the strict monitoring of citizens who make payments in cash, beginning September 2015. The restrictions will include a reduction in the limit on cash payments from €3,000 to €1,000 euros, and also the amount that tourists can pay in cash (from €15,000 to €10,000).

Incidentally, Revelation 13:16-17 (NIV) says: “It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

The significance of the news above is that if the world becomes a completely cashless society, it would probably just be a matter of time before a mark of the beast system can be successfully implemented across the world.


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