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An exploration of the story of how tech giants brought about the digital payment revolution and formulated a plan to one day kill cash.

In 2015, for the first time in history, cash payments were overtaken by card and contactless transactions. But why are we turning our backs on cash? And what are we replacing it with?

In this episode, Jacques explores the deals which have shaped the way we understand money. From the invention of Paypal in the 90s to the smartphone app economy that followed ten years later, this programme tells the story of how tech giants brought about the digital payment revolution and formulated a plan to one day kill cash.

But is this new world of digital, hyper-fast spending in our interests? And what is really going on behind the scenes?

58 minutes

Last on

Sun 7 Oct 2018 23:10

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Chromatics

    Tick of The Tock

  • 00:03

    Chromatics

    Tick of The Tock

  • 00:05

    The xx

    Chained

  • 00:09

    Jungle

    Accelerate

  • 00:13

    Sigur Rós

    Ba Ba

  • 00:16

    Manu Dibango

    Soul Makossa

  • 00:23

    The Bellamy Brothers

    Let Your Love Flow

  • 00:25

    The Bellamy Brothers

    Let Your Love Flow

  • 00:34

    Goldfrapp

    Crystalline Green

  • 00:48

    J.J. Cale

    Devil In Disguise

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jacques Peretti
Executive Producer Ceri Aston
Executive Producer Emma Cooper
Director Will Yearsley
Director Stuart Bernard
Production Company Pulse Films

Broadcasts

  • Wed 4 Oct 2017 20:00
  • Mon 9 Oct 2017 23:15
  • Tue 24 Oct 2017 08:00
  • Sun 7 Oct 2018 23:10

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