I predict that the situation re transaction charges may reverse - that one day soon, a corporation will offer 'free' electronic transactions but a fee on cash transactions.
The IMF is working hard to 'de-cash' society: download this paper of theirs for their strategies.
SourceWhat we are discussing is a plot, and it is a plot, by leading central banks, select governments, the International Monetary Fund in collusion with major international banks to force citizensâ€”in other words, us!â€”to give up holding cash or using it to pay for purchases. Instead we would be forced to use digital bank credits.
Post your examples of this happening and share your ideas for dealing with this loss of your sovereignty (theoretical or currently used) in this thread.
I personally would like to see a time bank or some kind of barter system where I live but there's extremely little interest (!) at present.
I have a friend in the next county who shares one day per week with friends for 'doing whatever is needed' on each others' property (they changed the engine of a participant's vehicle, for instance or they may prepare veg. beds for the winter). Great social day out and you never know what you're going to be doing that day. The only 'payment' is the host providing food for the day.