Elektronisches Geld im globalen Datennetz
The paper discusses the different types of digital money which have been developed in the last ycars. The problem with electronic payments is that they are traceable and their security can be compromised. We review some of the strategies which have been implemented in order to transform electronic checks in real digital cash, i.e., an anonymous vehicle for all kind of financial transactions. The last section discusses some of the social and economic consequences of the introduction of digital payments.