Supporters and critics alike appear to agree on one thing; Bitcoin is the Esperanto of currencies. Much like that experimental language from the last century, it has abandoned the norm in idealistic and revolutionary fashion, blasting across national boundaries to provide a novel and truly global break with the past. But does the comparison end there? Esperanto was an unmitigated failure whereas Bitcoin is… well, here’s the thing; nobody yet knows whether Bitcoin is feted to rise to giddy heights or doomed to fall to crashing depths. There are no bigger fans of disruptive innovation than the team at CurrencyFair. Radical change to the status quo has been the pillar of fire which we have followed for the past five years. We firmly believe that peer-to-peer money transfers should be quick and easy and cheap. Banks and their fellow financial service institutions had their chance to facilitate just that but chose instead to price gouge and obfuscate a process that we are committed to making as simple as possible.