Say goodbye to checkbooks because in a few years, U.S. citizens could be using their fingerprints to pay for groceries or handing cashiers a global currency that can be found in every corner of the world.

It’s the future of money, as told by Tom Frey, executive director of The DaVinci Institute, a Colorado-based research company.

“I would guess in the next 10 years, the checking industry is going to be pretty much gone,” said Frey, who spoke to an audience of about 120 at the Holiday Inn in Estes Park on Thursday.

His speech was part of a three-day annual conference organized by the Economic Developer’s Council of Colorado, a business organization with about 140 members across the state.
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