The future of cash

Shrap supports the continued use of cash by making it more efficient and convenient

Cash matters

It may not fit the banks' agenda, but cash remains essential. This is not due to its physical form; it is because of what it represents.

Shrap supports a future of fee-free payments. Freedom

Cash gives people the ability to transact freely, without a middleman taking a fee for each transaction.

Shrap supports accessibility for everyone in society. Accessibility

Cash is inclusive of everyone in society, without any barriers - socio-economic or technical - to its use.

The value of money on Shrap is always tied to the value of the national currency. Stability

Cash represents a common measure and store of value, and provides its users with a sense of security.

Shrap supports anonymity and does not collect any personal data. Anonymity

Cash enables people to transact anonymously, without being tracked, monitored, and their data monetised.
Shrap enables change to be freely recirculated.

Supporting a future for cash

Cash is under threat.

And one of the biggest threats to its continued existence? Its acceptance by businesses.*

Shrap makes it more efficient for businesses to accept cash by removing the need to handle coins.

* Source: Access to Cash Review, 2019

Shrap is a virtual coin jar.

Making coins convenient

Coins represent significant 'lost' value. Whether down the back of the sofa or discarded to landfill, estimates place the amount lost in the UK alone at up to £150m per year.

Shrap makes it convenient to store coins digitally, in a 'virtual coin jar' that retains the key attributes of cash: free, accessible, stable and anonymous.

By making change convenient to store and use, a significant amount of money can be brought back into circulation - benefiting everyone in society.

Shrap supports the ability for all in society to transact freely.

Supporting communities

Most digital solutions come at the expense of social inclusion and accessibility.

Not so with Shrap.

While the solution has an advanced technology stack at its core, it can be used with a physical Shrap card alone.

And being totally anonymous and free to use, without even the need for a bank account, it is truly inclusive of everyone in society.

Shrap compliments cash, rather than seeking to replace it.

Physical, meet digital

Even in societies at the forefront of the cashless movement - and despite what is often seen in the media - significant demand for physical currency remains.

Instead of developing alternatives to cash, what if we could incorporate the best of digital - security, efficiency and convenience - to enhance it?

At Shrap, we believe that digital can complement cash rather than seeking to replace it.

Find out more

Shrap is committed to supporting community, and we believe that the ability to transact freely with one another is fundamental.

To find out more about why society needs solutions like Shrap, be sure to check out Dr Ian Hunt's insightful white paper.

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