One big problem was the company's plunge into the making of electronic cash registers for department stores and supermarkets.
"We took the gold that you recovered from the submarine and turned it into electronic cash, right?"
I haven't actually spent any of that electronic cash yet," says Doug.
In 1975, Victor began producing a series of electronic cash registers.
With the growing use of electronic cash registers, many retailers can now track sales rates down to the minute.
In a nearby shop, you pay another 70 euros using electronic cash.
The next day of the same month you want to pay 419 euros using electronic cash.
He notes that if the Government does not step in and take a position on electronic cash, the decisions will be made by large corporations.
But in the 1970's the company almost missed the market in electronic cash registers.
Other companies offer people the chance to earn electronic cash or points redeemable for products.