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Can You Replace a Physical Wallet?

Earlier today, Square announced that Pumpkin Spice Latte addicts can now make Starbucks purchases using its Square Wallet app. You can pay using one of two methods: by tapping your phone on the NFC reader at the register, or by having a QR code from the app scanned. While this is a neat way to pay for that cup of joe, is it really easier than, say, pulling out and swiping a credit card, or using that plastic Starbucks card that you’ve loaded up? At this point in time, are digital wallet services like Square Wallet or Google Wallet really necessary? And, perhaps the biggest question of all: can you even replace a physical wallet?

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