There is so much more to digital currency than just the main stream media’s treatment of it. Digital currency may be defined as a form of non-traditional currency that is the internet-based unit of currency.
It is not so much a so-called virtual gold or silver, but the freedom to create money in the confines of your computer. It is not just the cheapest way to store value, but it has a feature that is a remarkable asset to society.
Using a computer that is connected to the internet is the easiest way to allow small businesses to accept payments over the internet. Payments can be sent through multiple ways such as PayPal, credit cards, and wire transfers. Those with more money can use prepaid credit cards, or check the balances on their accounts.
Many complain about fractional reserve banking because it reduces the ability of banks to lend money. Many can see what a great advantage it would be if everyone was able to create their own money without the danger of turning around and selling it at a profit.
Currently, cash is the most important asset class that keeps most consumers going. You need to remember that without cash, there would be no way to buy food, gas, clothes, and pay other bills that you might have.
Consumers are buying more personal property that they cannot afford, because they need it for their lifestyles, or to make it through difficult times, like non-storey buildings in smaller towns and cities. Of course, most people would rather have extra money in their bank account, rather than risk buying something with a personal credit card.
People can purchase things with a credit card, or even run up a big debt to the bank, for items that they can easily afford. When they buy something, they pay the same amount as a credit card, or they pay the interest on the account that is attached to the credit card, and they pay the bill through the merchant.
This makes computer technology a boon to many consumers. They are able to connect to the internet with just one device, and then print a check out for something they are buying. For example, if they wanted to purchase food, they could print a check and either send it over the internet, or deposit it into their bank account.
The consumer does not have to worry about losing their checkbook, because they can still make their payment with a credit card. Of course, if they do not have a credit card, they can still be accepted if they mail the check.
Imagine how convenient it would be to have a credit card that can send you money that you never have to wait for. The reason that the credit card is a way to avoid waiting times for transactions that don’t involve actual cash is because the credit card has already paid for the transaction.
For those who have a checking account, they can also use the checkbook feature. Those with no checking account can still shop and be paid from their bank account.
It seems that digital currency is about a lot more than just the average person getting a job or a large purchase. It is all about eliminating the headache of waiting for credit card payments to get processed and having a way to keep track of all the purchases that you have made on your computer.