By KIM BELLARD
To healthcare organizations, digital currency is the thing you’re forced to deal with when your systems are held for ransomware. To the rest of the world, it’s increasingly starting to look like the future.
Tesla caused somewhat of a stir last month when it disclosed that it had bought $1.5b of bitcoin. It also said it would start accepting bitcoin payments for its cars. CEO Elon Musk added to the furor, saying: “I do at this point think bitcoin is a good thing. I’m late to the party, but I am a supporter of bitcoin.”
Most of us are late to the digital currency party.
Bitcoin’s market cap hit $1 trillion in mid-February, although it now hovers just over $900b, with Ethereum another almost $200b. Tesla is making more money from its bitcoin investment than from its core businesses. In the scheme of global financial markets, digital … Read the rest