Cultural anthropologist Bill Maurer said that’s all fairly easy to explain. “Practices around payments are really durable, and they last over time,” said Maurer, dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and director of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion there.

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