Why Bitcoin? What about other cryptocurrencies?

Bitcoin is a digital currency that has some unique features.

It is the only credibly neutral digital currency that has no single central authority or government in charge who can change the rules.

Similarly, it has the longest history of any digital currency, with strong network effects and some level of adoption in every country in the world. The community also has a strong focus on security, and on minimising the chances of user error and hacks leading to fund losses, which makes it ideal as a platform for holding money and data.

With Fedi we believe that bitcoin can resolve any remaining concerns about programmability, privacy or scaling and is now ready to scale to billions of people around the world.