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How Universal One-Click Payments Will Change Everything

Stripe, a startup backed by the same band of self-styled Libertarian revolutionaries who founded and then cashed out of PayPal, is set to do to every transaction on the planet what one-click payments did to Apple’s App store and Amazon.com. If the company succeeds, the psychological abstraction of money at the core of the one-click impulse buy could make buying things easier than ever — maybe even too easy — and the backers of Stripe very, very rich.