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What might you spend your Bitwalking dollars on if you could earn them?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34872563

    "A digital crypto-currency has launched that is generated by human movement.

    Bitwalking dollars will be earned by walking, unlike other digital currencies such as Bitcoins that are "mined" by computers.

    A phone application counts and verifies users' steps, with walkers earning approximately 1 BW$ for about 10,000 steps (about five miles).

    Initially, users will be given the chance to spend what they earn in an online store, or trade them for cash.

    The founders of the project, Nissan Bahar and Franky Imbesi have attracted more than $10m (£6.6m) of initial funding from mainly Japanese investors to help launch the currency and create the bank that verifies steps and any transfers."


    Shoes might be an obvious choice to spend Bitwalking dollars on, but what else might you be saving up for through your steps? Replacement knee surgery?
     
  2. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    With the huge amount of debt so many nations are in, it is inevitable that a new currency (not money btw) will be introduced. I suspect it will be a world currency rather than a national.
     

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