The end of the wallet: how phones replaced cash, credit cards and receipts

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The wallet.

Age: So the word has been around since the 14th century, but it used to refer to a small sack for carrying provisions. The introduction of paper money to the west in the 1600s led to the development of wallets for the way we use them today. Wallets that look like wallets really came about in the 1950s.

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