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Over the past few months of 2018 flying under the radar, there’s a new charity aimed at feeding Venezuelan citizens and their children — a group called ‘eat BCH.’ The group has been getting a lot of bitcoin cash (BCH) donations towards feeding the hungry from within the country’s troubled economy. The donations are proving how perfect a peer-to-peer electronic cash system can be for those in need.
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Online payment methods are gaining popularity at a furious pace. Tens of electronic payment systems are available presently with strong levels of security; however, attack procedures and hacking techniques are also advancing at a high rate. University of Paris published a survey that examined the security of various electronic payment systems. The research focused on dominant systems as well as innovative and experimental systems in an attempt to improve the current security level of various…
Very often in various online discussions, people cite the word “cash” from the Bitcoin whitepaper title as evidence that Bitcoin should be used for everyday transactions.
I’ve seen mentions that the term “Electronic Cash” as it appears in the whitepaper title has a very specific meaning in the cypherpunk/computer science community. I’ve tried looking for a definition online, but I couldn’t readily find a more elaborate definition of the term.
What is the meaning of “Electronic Cash” in the computer science lingo?