A new report by the software firm DataLight predicted that Bitcoin could become the world’s top payment system within the next decade if it maintains its current growth rate.
“In just 10 years, Bitcoin has managed to compete with the leaders of the payment system industry,” the report found. “Bitcoin’s development is occurring exponentially. If it maintains this pace, in another 10 years, it will surpass all competition.”
For so long, global payments have been championed by platforms like Visa, Mastercard and PayPal, who offer seamless, if flawed, payment options for individuals and companies.
In its report, DataLight wrote that while Bitcoin still has fewer users than established payment networks like Visa and Mastercard, these two in particular were established over half a century ago.
Currently, there are about 25 million Bitcoin wallets in the world, per DataLight, while the total number of debit and credit cards in circulation amounts to over 5 billion.
However, according to DataLight, the next few years will…