05 Jul '13, 6am

Technologies to Watch: Bitcoin and the future of money in developing countries

One stand out omission from the RSA’s new pamphlet, ‘From the digital divide to inclusive innovation, the case of digital money ‘, launched at the RSA on the 26th June 2013, was any real consideration of developments in the field of digital currencies, and their potential impact on low income countries. It’s therefore timely that we’ve just had the opportunity to ask Bitcoin, one of the more talked about players in this new space, for their perspective. Bitcoin representative, Trace Mayer, discusses the benefits that Bitcoin might bring to developing nations and the future for the digital currency: Bitcoin’s main purpose is to send money across long distances, directly from one person to another, removing the middleman and greatly reducing costs in time, money and privacy. We believe that eventually, Bitcoin will be adopted by populations en masse. Some may even skip entir...

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