Wealth and inequality Bitcoin’s Growing Influence: How Peer-to-Peer Currencies Are Taking Off The decentralization and bank-free nature of this digital currency is enjoying wider acceptance. Meanwhile, governments are beginning to borrow from its ideas. Why you can trust us By < 1 MIN READ Sep 21, 2013 Bitcoin Explained from Duncan Elms on Vimeo. Share No items found Reprints and reposts: YES! Magazine encourages you to make free use of this article by taking these easy steps. Republish This Article Inspiration in Your Inbox Sign up to receive email updates from YES! Share Enter Your Email(Required) CAPTCHAEmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.