Try the new, improved Hartford Courant digital edition today
Topics

Jamie Dimon

Bitcoin, teenage travel and the future of money

Bitcoin, teenage travel and the future of money

Our 13-year-old daughter just returned home from a two-week exchange program in France. She had the time of her life. But the surprising difficulty we had with money and banks got me thinking, once again, about the huge potential of crypto-currencies. Several months ago, our daughter told us she would need a bank-issued debit card for her trip. Other friends, however, said a prepaid Visa or MasterCard, purchased at CVS or Walgreen’s, would work just as well. I made some jokes about traveler’s checks — so old-school — and assumed our friends were correct. So a couple days before her trip I loaded prepaid Visa and American Express cards with several hundred dollars....

Loading
76°