Re: Cash for Strap metal banned
Government won't be able to do away with "real" money until they can fully decide how the digital world is going to work. Already there is the major problem that digital based goods are so easily devalued next to physical goods and also very easily copied and re-distributed.
Next to that you've peoples own personal freedoms - people who want to be able to share and treat their digital goods just like physical goods - and then mixed along you've got those who want to abuse the system.
They'll have to sort all that out before they can shift our main economy toward it. However chances are the world will move faster than government; convenience inventions will overtake.