just sounds like another controlling force administered by the gov ""in our best interests"" Counterfeiting has always been a problem, its not going to change, a futuristic move, well not really as high level hacking and electronic theft is and will always be an issue as well. I think more so it is an element of discreet propaganda, a seeding of the weak minded, just imagine you cant get your funds in an economic crisis or emergency (critical depression) or your other monetary assets and interests, term deposits, super etc will fall under total control of anyone but the actual owner. The banks and gov already own our asses, just another step further in absolute control and an imperial world government. The world bank and governments have made having your financial interests at some point controlled by them already, your (income)salary against your tfn, slave to mortgage etc, thing is it comes down to less freedom for the population, brining it closer to the point of having a financial institution as a critical medium(money for nothing). The only ones to circumnavigate with any real freedom will be and already are the whales. Just a way of rounding up the bottom feeders.