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Using cash is so 25 years ago.
TheStreet: Given your growth and others in mobile payments, are we looking at a world where there is no physical cash in 10 to 20 years?
Schulman: I think that’s probably more accurate than not. The world is rapidly digitizing. You look at every industry, whether it’s media publishing or entertainment and you are now seeing different value propositions being driven by software and mobile connectivity. Financial services is no different. I think you are going to see more changes in the financial services industry in the next five or 10 years than maybe we have seen in the last 25 or 30 years.
The world is rapidly digitizing. People are writing many less checks than they ever have before. Peer to peer lending, which once involved giving cash to a friend to split a bill at a restaurant, that’s now happening digitally.
Listen to more of Schulman’s thoughts on mobile payments, Amazon’s (AMZN – Get Report) possible entrance into mobile payments and what inspires his workforce to innovate down below. PayPal and Amazon are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS.
Schulman was a featured speaker at TheStreet’s recent Investor Boot Camp conference. Check out what else he had to say about the future of mobile payments here.