The future of how we pay for things isn't in plastic or paper. It's with our mobile phones, albeit a slow transition. At least that was the premise of last week's KCnext forum — Go: The Future of Mobile Payments — at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Chirpify founder Chris Teso talked about how his company is transforming Twitter in an e-commerce site, allowing consumers to buy and sell products with a simple tweet. He also talked about "tweet-a-beer," which is what it says it is — a way to buy your friends beers via Twitter.
Barb Pacheco, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, shared her insight into how the Fed is keeping up with changing technology.
And the star of the event, Dwolla founder Ben Milne, explained how his company is simplifying transactions while trying to maintain security for users. Think PayPal but more buyer- and seller-friendly.
If you missed it, you're in luck. Silicon Prairie News has posted video from the conference. Watch it after the jump.