Digital currency (aka crypto currency) is all the rage in the media these days, which Microsoft founder and business mogul Bill Gates has seen coming for some time.  Understanding that his focus these days is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this 45-second clip highlights what Gates sees as the biggest issue digital currencies can solve.

For a longer listen to his thoughts on crypto currency (and bitcoin most specifically), watch this 17-minute interview with Bloomberg’s Street Smart on YouTube.

Gates says crypto currency can serve the unbanked. But how much more can it do? That’s the entrepreneur’s million-dollar question of our current digital era.

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