Show Me The Digital Cash

from the hang-in-there dept

Wired has an article looking at the state of the digital cash movement today. A lot of companies have gone out of business trying to provide some sort of electronic cash equivalent – but others are still trying. There are also some legal and patent issues that show up. eCash owns a bunch of patents that they bought from the now dead DigiCash. Zero Knowledge Systems also owns a bunch of patents, though there appears to be some dispute whether or not those are valid. Plus, there are new companies, and new patents popping up all the time. Of course, while all of this is going on, we still haven’t seen a legitimate electronic cash offering that people want to use.

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