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Visa CEO Alfred Kelly Jr sees a big role for credit cards to smoothen and speed up e-commerce, and in driving two-way payments.

"We're moving as fast as we can, to work with banks and merchants around the world to facilitate getting as many transactions tokenised as possible. It's not a revenue stream for us - in our mind, it's a fundamental element of making the payments ecosystem secure." - Alfred Kelly Jr.

WE SHOP, tap and go, and we don't think twice about it. Marie Kondo may have something to say about all that easy consumerism, but spending on plastic is a way of life for many shoppers in bustling cities.

Behind that spending are the pipes built by Visa, the sprawling payments networks...

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