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7 wallets that couldn't stay digital
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In the era of digital and mobile payments, many banks and tech companies have strived to completely do away with cash, checks and cards. But quite a few have had to concede that the market isn't quite ready to give up the physical trappings of payments.

Some of these physical add-ons are short-lived attempts to bridge digital and non-digital payment habits. Others became permanent fixtures. But unexpectedly, this wasn't a temporary growing pain for the mobile wallet market — even to this day, digital payment companies are finding they can't stay purely digital.

This listicle is compiled from reporting by PaymentsSource writers including John Adams, Kate Fitzgerald and David Heun. Click the links in each item to read more.