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From cash to Bitcoin: the evolution of payments

Our monetary system went electronic in the late 1950s when the credit card saw mass adoption. Now it is once again on the verge of a major change as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies continue to gain prominence.

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  • This futuristic transport system could end traffic jams

    02:31
  • This odd-looking airplane from DARPA can take off and land vertically

    01:40
  • Enhance your staycation with these VR travel apps

    02:35
  • Could a black hole really swallow Earth?

    03:04
  • Bitcoin price just surpassed $15,000

    01:12

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