The History of Payments as Re-imagined by Barclaycard
To promote its mobile payments offering, Barclaycard has posted on YouTube their ligh-hearted take at the history of payments. I strongly encourage you to take a look, especially if you like English humour.
Did you know that the barter system was named after its inventor Tony Barter?
By the way, that look on the last merchant’s face when he receives a mobile payment is funny, but expect to see something similar next time you try to pay by mobile. Mobile payments are coming, but it will take time, training and habit-breaking for all of us, merchants and consumers alike, to truly take these innovations to heart.
Enjoy your summer!