An Open Source Economy

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Indulge me for just a moment, and consider a future in which you choose a bank just as easily as you choose a gas station. Where banks charge competitive fees for the useful commodity services that they actually provide. Where the banks don't hold a monopoly on access to the financial system. Where individuals like you and I can autonomously contribute to the development and improvement of the financial system.

Bitcoin is version 1.0 of this future. As the individuals find ways of improving the capacity and features of this revolutionary technology, many new industries and markets will be created, and many others will dwindle.