A new report by the software firm DataLight predicted that Bitcoin could become the world’s top payment system within the next decade if it maintains its current growth rate.
“In just 10 years, Bitcoin has managed to compete with the leaders of the payment system industry,” the report found. “Bitcoin’s development is occurring exponentially. If it maintains this pace, in another 10 years, it will surpass all competition.”
For so long, global payments have been championed by platforms like Visa, Mastercard and PayPal, who offer seamless, if flawed, payment options for individuals and companies.