PayPal President David Marcus: Bitcoin, Not NFC, is the Future of Payments

PayPal President David Marcus: Bitcoin, Not NFC, is the Future of Payments

PayPal is often seen as an enemy to the bitcoin ecosystem. But the man heading the company, David Marcus, seemingly has some high hopes for bitcoin's future. Speaking at LeWeb in Paris on Tuesday, Marcus suggested that bitcoin has a better chance of catching on in the future than a technology like NFC (near-field communications). Instead swiping or using a PIN pad, they're tapping. How is that really better? How is that changing your life? People don't want that


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For much of history since its beginning in ancient Egypt, the essence of cryptography—which takes its name from the Greek words for “hidden” and “writing”—lay in encoding language to keep a message secret.

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