Banks Who Choose the Block Chain Can Save $20 Billion Per Year

Banks Who Choose the Block Chain Can Save $20 Billion Per Year

One of the less-discussed features of digital currencies are how they can help existing financial institutions. In the crypto world, we like to talk more about how Bitcoin and others enable us to have no need of the banks. More recently, there has been a lot of buzz around how the real winner of the cryptocurrency movement has been the revolution of block chain technology, the decentralized ledger which underpins Bitcoin and others and is integral to its function. Without the block chain, there is nothing special about Bitcoin, and without bitcoins, say many, there is no incentive to....


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