Here’s What You Can Learn From The Future Of Digital Money: a blog about the evolution of digital money and what it means for society.
Posted: 2016-03-7T07:45Z by Joe Lubin
You may have heard that the number of bitcoin wallets has surpassed 10 million, with millions of new wallets being created every year. This is a great milestone to celebrate, but it’s important to remember that while there are 10 million digital wallets, there are an estimated 7 billion people in the world. So we have a lot more work to do to get everyone on board.
This is why I founded ConsenSys: A venture production studio focused on building decentralized applications (Dapps), developer and end-user tools for blockchain ecosystems, primarily focused on Ethereum. We provide tools for developers and end users to interact with smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.
If you’ve never heard of Ethereum, it’s probably because you’ve been too busy working or doing other things instead of reading up on new technologies. Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. It provides a decentralized Turing-complete virtual machine, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), which can execute scripts using an international
The Future of Digital Money is a blog about the evolution of digital money and what it means for society.
We’re interested in how the new forms of digital money are changing the world, and we’ll cover Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as well as developments like Apple Pay and Nymi.
We’re also interested in how society is changing because of these new forms of digital money. For example, we see Bitcoin as a form of economic empowerment for individuals, and we’ll write about the ways that trust is becoming less important when conducting business.
We’re currently looking at how mobile payments are changing our relationship to our money – how we can spend it, save it, or invest it.
We’ll be covering all aspects of digital money: what’s new, what’s working, and what isn’t.
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Digital money is changing the way we think about money. In a world where money can be anything you want it to be, it’s important to keep an eye on the future of digital money so you don’t get left behind. Here are some things to think about:
First, there are many different types of digital currencies. Some are backed by gold or other precious metals, others are fiat currencies like the U.S. dollar or Japanese yen and still others use computer code as their base. The most common type today is Bitcoin, which was created in 2009 by an anonymous programmer using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. It’s decentralized, with no central authority controlling how it works; instead, all transactions take place directly between users without intermediaries like banks or governments involved (hence its popularity among libertarians).
Second, digital currency has many different uses. For example, some people use bitcoins as an investment vehicle while others use them just because they want to spend less money on traditional banking services such as checking accounts and credit cards.
Thirdly, the future looks promising for digital money! There are already several companies that have started accepting payment in Bitcoin including Overstock com and Expedia com
By now you have probably heard of Bitcoin, the digital currency that many predict will revolutionize payments – or prove to be a massive fraud – depending on what you read.
Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptographic achievement, and the ability to create something which is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value. The problem is that it uses a database – the blockchain – which is stored in thousands of computers around the world and that database gets bigger with every exchange.
Why does that matter? Because unlike, say Visa or Discover, Bitcoin isn’t free. You have to pay for real estate on that database. And as more people use Bitcoin, the harder (and thus more expensive) it gets to use the system.
So why doesn’t everybody just use a credit card? Well, Bitcoin has some cool things going for it:
It’s decentralized; There are no banks or governments controlling it; It’s extremely transparent; There are no games being played with your identity and money.
And so on…