The development of CBDCs is interesting because Bitcoin was designed to improve upon state issued fiat currencies and the sudden emergence of CBDCs show that central banks realize this.
Bitcoin is the democratization of money because for the first in the modern era, there is an alternative form of money available.
When first wrapping your head around the idea that Bitcoin is money, but that it’s effectively stored entirely on personal computer hardrives, it’s important to understand that, for the first time ever, we have a system of digital information wherein all the information is verifiably unique. Simply put, a unit of Bitcoin that is used […]
Bitcoin is decentralized. No single entity can control it. It is a truly global, friction-less and permission-less payment system with a very low barrier to entry. Anyone with a basic internet connected device can store, receive and send unlimited amounts of value anywhere in the world.
Individual Bitcoins (or multiples and fractions of a Bitcoin) are in fact tiny computer programs recorded on an open ledger and controlled by private cryptographic keys.
Bitcoin is different because there is more certainty than there is with anything else. That being said, there are off course no guarantees. Life itself is uncertain. But what the creator(s) of Bitcoin did was to to take as much uncertainty out of the monetary equation as possible.