Episode 26: What will kill cash?

In Part 1 of this two-part show we explore the resilience of cash for payments.

From cards and digital wallets to superapps and digital currency, we ask the experts what’s the killer app to kill cash in Asia, and what would mass uptake of global digital payments mean for financial inclusion in our region.


Anthony Thomas, MoMo

Jason Bryce, Cash Welcome

Brad Pragnell, 34 South 45 North

Monica Jasuja, Emerging Payments Association Asia

Produced by Charis Palmer and Rachel Williamson with sound engineering by Kevin Hirshorn. Music credits to Charlie Ryan, Mahesh Vinayakram and BalloonPlanet.

About the Author
Rachel is a science and business journalist from New Zealand, writing and podcasting about technology, banking and climate change. As a foreign correspondent, her career has spanned the Middle East, South Asia and the Horn of Africa. Rachel has interviewed Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, politicians and Egyptian revolutionaries, Middle Eastern billionaires, Australian business leaders and former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. She is the Host of Breaking Banks Asia and Co-founder of Soundcraft Media.