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.
Comments on “Show Me The Digital Cash”
Where's the beef?
Sounds like more infighting, namecalling, and dreaming than development is going on. They manage to talk a lot and not say much thoughout the article, they just repeat how good their product will be, and the failings of the other approaches. Right now, I’ll stick to using Mastercard.
Other types of cash...
I was kind of surprised the other day, when I went to give a donation to the EFF at some of the options they had, including American Liberty Currency at http://www.norfed.com/. Yes, folks, its money backed by Gold and Silver!