In Italy , just as in Greece before it there major banks on the verge of failing being bailed out by the Government. Under recent changes to Banking laws agreed to internationally the depositers will lose some of their deposits.
Now in Greece what this lead to was the hording of cash outside of banks so the banks proposed there be taxes on all cash withdrawals. It is their hope this will lead to less use of Cash in society and more usage of electronic funds from which they can glean a service fee.
Much the same happens in India and in fact US Government agencies such as USAID are helping to finance the Move in India to lessen the use of cash in India and go to an electronic version where the person at the mercy of the banks that will hold that persons deposit in electronic form.
In the past when people lost faith in Governmnet issued currency this often led to an increase in people buying gold and silver. In the past this was outlawed by banning the ownership of Gold by private individuals. Today banks and Governments collude to depress the price of Gold and Silver via market manipulation. Gold and silver certificates are being printed up that PROMISE to deliver the gold and silver indicated on demand yet the supply of these vastly exceeds the amount of Gold and Silver available. This allows the banks to dump these en-masse into the market to try and drive those prices down.
This in itself is proving to be a failed strategy as China and Russia both used this opportunity to buy up physical gold and silver at a steep discount , just another reason for them to be deemed "Threats to national security" even as the neocons in power in the US and in the EU suggest "winnable Nuclear wars" in order.
It a big con that goes on and quite frankly whether it Trump in charge or Clinton, Democrat or republican, Conservative or Liberal , it a con that both sides are participating in all over the World. the one percent grows fabulously rich off this con and do not have to create a single job so as to get that wealth. Indeed they lobby Governments such as the one incoming in the USA to have their taxes lowered even more.