Though Bitcoin was created eight years ago, the currency is just starting to attract largescale mainstream attention. The digital currency uses Blockchain technology for a safer and more efficient way of transacting online without the use of banks or credit cards.
In an interview by PBS, Don Tapscott discusses potential uses of Blockchain technology. Tapscott is the co-author of the book entitled “Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World.” Watch the interview below:
Pundits and investing professionals have called Bitcoin a bubble, since the price has increased an unbelievable 700% over the past year. While many wonder if such growth is sustainable, Tapscott explains that the technology that powers Bitcoin is so transformative as to render the question moot.
Indeed, with the rapid growth of Bitcoin, the days of bankers may be numbered. Digital currency disintermediates banks, provides services to the unbanked and is more secure. Now you can join bitcoin’s journey toward mainstream acceptance.
Traditional banking has seen fees grow steadily over the year, to the point where they make up about 40% of the average bank’s income, according to CNBC. Blockchain technology’s promise is simple: cut out the middleman (along with their exorbitant fees) and help secure financial transactions through a distributed ledger system. This results in fully decentralized transactions with relatively low fees. <Read More>