The great novelty of these currencies is its technological development, the way money changes hands: the intermediary disappears.
Banks remain vigilant, but are also getting involved in the process...
One of the main arguments raised by the creators and supporters of virtual currencies as means of payment is safety. Is this reputation founded?
The development of what we know today as bitcoin started between 2007 and 2009. Its birth is surrounded by mystery, making it even more attractive.