(Above: A screenshot from a document on the DigiCash website, circa 1998.)

Before There Was Bitcoin, There Was DigiCash

As bitcoin reaches unbelievable new peaks, now’s a good time to ponder DigiCash, the cryptocurrency that came first. Its idea has roots in the 1980s.

Ernie Smith
4 min readDec 5, 2017

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Ernie Smith

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