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What that term means in the world of Bitcoin is that anyone is able to participate just by running free software. Will Eco allow any accredited university to participate? What about, for example, my alma mater Cedarville University — which, because of its Baptist affiliation, prohibits students from same-sex relationships? Eco’s wealth distribution will follow a similar path.
20 percent — or 200 billion — of the 1 trillion tokens that Eco plans to start with. By comparison, the hoi polloi will get only 500 per head — 500 billion to one billion people. Unless each one of these special groups has 200 million mouths to feed, it seems like wealth inequality will be doing just fine under Eco. However, their free money will apparently come with a price — your data. Eco will ensure that the majority of the economic value generated by the platform is fairly distributed to the community through accounts created at Eco. To create an account on their website, users must provide their full name, email address, and phone number.
The proposal insinuates that Bitcoin has lost its way by being a strong store of value before becoming a globally scaled medium of exchange. Bitcoin was designed to be a p2p payment system, but has trended towards a platform resembling digital gold, with value that cannot be diluted by a single institution. Bitcoin is now held by millions of users, but often treated as a speculative investment rather than used as a medium-of-exchange. Eco aims to become a medium-of-exchange as well as a store-of-value, with sufficient token supply to provide good system usability. In order to enable billions of users to eventually own many Eco tokens each, an initial supply of 1 trillion tokens will be generated over several years.