Bitcoin vs Gold
Gold and in most cases silver have been the currency of choice for more than 5,000 years. However almost all things in this planet are not priced in silver or gold and merchants don’t accept precious metal as payment. Alternatively, Bitcoin is now accepted on more than 100,000 merchants worldwide and the number keeps on rising. Even so, bitcoin is highly dependent of our modern interconnected systems. With just a short disruption in connectivity and electricity can make bitcoin difficult to access. This concise graphic shows us the similarities and differences between the precious metal and digital currency. See also The Evolution of Payment Methods.