Could we be just a few years from solving all security-related complications of cash systems today? Daryl de Jori, Head of New Technologies at EDAQS, a German-Austrian technology company, says that may very well function as case.
De Jori, a small business analyst and finance critic by background and renowned Hamburg based economy scientist, Reimund Homann,along with a small team of scientists, technicians, and developers, have spent the last few years perfecting and testing the cash security system DICE, its first hybrid product that unifies artificial intelligence and the daily life, which they believe could prevent cash crimes, along with solving all security-related complications of cash systems today, including passports and terrorism.
The innovation offers the chance for global change which will solve countless conventional problems with one single system and allows central and national banks to supervise and analyze all cash circulation without interfering with the privacy of the citizen. It not merely produces anti-counterfeit bills but offers the first time in the history of cash an insurmountable protection. Categorized as a semi-governmental project for the public benefit and classified as a “Governmental Reformation Venture” (since a highly effective implementation could only be achieved through official ways sufficient reason for the support from governments), the technology is currently at the mercy of negotiations with governments and national banks for a global implementation of the system.
The development of the DICE (acronym: Dynamic Intelligent Currency Encryption) emerged from the unquestionable need for a economic climate that protects money while upholding the best level of security and privacy. Contingent identifiable banknotes, preferably with a custom-frequency and secure RFID or machine readable codes like Datamatrix, the DICE integrates reliable and innovative technologies that combine their benefits to incorporate them into an optimized security. Starting from the identifiable banknote that connects to a digital security system to verify the banknote’s validity, a key feature is also the opportunity to devaluate banknotes that may have been stolen from the DICE user or which are illegally circulating.
It’s the goal of EDAQS that the whole banking and retail sector and also all entities with regular cash circulation will take part in the DICE system.Up to now, EDAQS has concentrated most of its resources on preventing cash crimes and forgery, but additionally to save cash from vanishing as it is happening in Scandinavian countries. But because of the recent group of external appraisals, the DICE has been estimated at an averaged valuation of $5.6 billion and has plans to skip a scheduled seeding process to immediately raise capital in a Series A financing, after undisclosed leading capital investors and EDAQS lobbyists showed interest to jointly take over the global implementation of the innovative and futuristic banknote system. Within the planned spin-off, the new company will create two strong market leaders with distinct brands, partners, operating characteristics and industry dynamics.
DICE combines several technologies and intelligent ways to solve almost all issues that governments claim to be the explanation of the planned abolition of cash. DICE protects the citizen, the retailers and also the banks. Also it gives cash a new and indisputable reason to call home on.
Among a variety of new development models there are numerous benefits of DICE. Firstly, counterfeiting of banknotes is a thing of the past and with the counterfeited value being higher than the production costs, counterfeiters would naturally have to undergo immeasurable efforts. Second, robberies will become less attractive and also with a limited use of DICE, the chance of a worthless robbery would be higher than the best gain. DICE also combats crime and as a result general cash-related crime will be reduced by almost 25 % based on the official crime statistics for Germany released by the police (5.96 million offenses in 2013). The incidental registration of the banknotes would also ensure it is easier for banks and companies to manage cash as the complications of handling illicit money result in higher tax revenues.
Besides mapping out preventing cash crimes and forgery, EDAQS hopes to fight drug cartels and terror financing on a completely different level. The remote deactivation of banknotes opens up new effective tools in the fight the financing of terrorism. From drug cartels to Mafia organizations, the ever-present chance for the amount of money being devalued later and the potential of determining the last retailer scanned position makes cash uninteresting and risky. With a profound change for legal tenders and other securities where its use would seem sensible, DICE provides passive protection mechanisms that have a preventive influence on the users’ security without impairing their privacy and gathers valuable geographical data of cash circulation along the way. Such data could be used to analyze the financial stability of a country.
If current government trends continue, a cashless economy does seem on the rise. And while there are certainly positive outcomes that can be obtained by going cashless not all is rosy however. The darker aspect of a cashless society, is the one that few are debating or discussing, but is really the most pivotal with regard to social engineering and transforming communities and societies. You can find understandably concerns about privacy, particularly when payments are made through social networks and above all there is an incalculable cost to our humanity. We’d lose our freedom to make decisions. You can easily imagine a totalitarian regime using these tools to great harm. In the digital age, cash is directly faced with technological progress with crypto-currencies like Bitcoin and contact-less payment methods like Apple Pay, Google Wallet or QuickPay. However coincapcentral can be subject to monitoring and can be regulated in ways that could limit as well as end its utility.
In his book “The End of Money”, Wired contributing editor David Wolman, explored the twilight of cash and its replacement with a panoply of more efficient means of exchange. To begin with, Wolman notes, that national identity is strongly tied to having a physical currency. Then there’s the best benefit of cash – its capability to enable off-the-books transactions. In a culture as paranoid about surveillance as our very own, imagine the outcry if we were to go to means of exchange that were always traceable? The problem challenging arguments for a cashless society is that they are rational, and our attachment to cash isn’t. A cashless society is also a society where there is no longer any anonymity.
Philosopher and economist Adam Smith observed that we are all economic beings in the sense that our essence as humans stems from our capability to make fair trades for the labor or our products. We make these transactions in the presence of the usually benevolent “invisible hand,” as Smith called it in his book “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.” The invisible hand optimizes our total production, and, by and large, fosters our freedom. A “visible hand” monitoring every single transaction we make could be one of the greatest – and least expected – threats to freedom we’ve ever encountered in human history.
In light of the dystopian outcomes in the evolution in the creation of a cashless society, DICE is billed at breaking the mold in terms of the protection of cash, because it not only improves cash circulation, but additionally the quality of people’s life. The benefits of the DICE system can only just be positive.Although it would obviously apply to the economy all together and to anyplace where money plays a significant role, however a whole lot would also change for private individuals. The technology is indeed far without any competition and in the long term, the best point of arrival, of course, is that it is unavoidable that banknotes become digital hybrids. Which is definitely a better option to a state-controlled digital cash system.
Ambitious as which may be, it is really just the end of the iceberg. Needless to say, society has been through times of innovation in monetary technology before. Even though cash has been fighting the digital tide for some time now with the need to get beyond cash having been recognized in several countries, there’s no escaping the fact that we will always have a dependence on cash. Cash continues to be king and will remain in circulation for generations ahead – for consumers and businesses. Hence, it’s never too late for businesses to safeguard themselves by safeguarding cash as a target. Additionally, de Jori thinks that DICE may also revolutionize the world of finance via an effective long-term protection strategy that maintains confidence in global currencies.