How Blockchains Will Help Connect Billions to Electricity and Financial Services

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I really enjoy and appreciate articles like this that forego clickbait titles about prices, opting instead to provide detail about how crypto will positively affect the lives of billions of people. Living in the developed world, it's easy to forget that infrastructure that we take for granted like electricity and financial services is not available to a large portion of humanity. Crypto will not only close those gaps, but actually provide many opportunities for emerging economies to "leapfrog" legacy infrastructure like copper wires and COBOL-laden computer systems. 

The functional value of a cryptocurrency isn’t in the coins themselves—but as a platform for new types of transactions.

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