Creating my own digital currency started out as an experiment but now it's taken on a life of its own. The coin has emerged as the 50th most valuable digital currency in the world out of over 300 currencies. We have an incredibly active BitcoinTalk forum, a Reddit page that has been tricked out by a supporter, and several real-world applications in the works.
The technology of bitcoin and digital currencies can be applied anywhere secure information needs to be transmitted. For example, voting. Bitcoin technology can be used to ensure that votes are transmitted over the internet without ballot tampering. An individual ballot can be encrypted, sent over the internet, and then decoded by a network of computers.