Online Currency and Payment Trends

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day



Gone are the days when cash is king. Nowadays, there are a handful of ways people can pay for goods and services with just their smartphone. And small businesses can cut out the credit card middle man with payment tools like Square. With so many options and crazy jargon, it can be hard to keep up. For instance, have you wondered what a Bitcoin is?

Come join this workshop where will we discuss online currency and payment trends, including Bitcoin, PayPal, Dwolla and Square. We will look at the advantages and disadvantages to the available offerings. We will also discuss how libraries can implement these currency systems and how they can best prepare.

Originally broadcast March 12, 2014.

Biography ~ Rachel Eichen
Rachel Eichen is a certified presenter who has had over three years of teaching experience. She has taught computer classes to passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship, which included such topics as Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office. She also taught classes while working within the software industry. She enjoys learning about new technology trends and loves sharing this information with others. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science and a bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing.