Bitcoin has been praised by many as the currency of the future. It is considered as the safest mode of holding on to money. It is safe as it is secure from interference from government agencies. However, according to Bauman, Bitcoin successes may be short-lived due to its inability to quickly and efficiently process large volumes of transaction. The problem, according to Bauman, will hinder the currency growth as well as full acceptance.
Ted Bauman, in his newsletter the Bauman Letter, tells readers to picture a time in the future when Bitcoin will become the widely used form of currency for most of the transactions. Bauman says even though Bitcoin becomes widely accepted, there is still the scalability issue that the currency needs first to address for them to succeed. Read more about Ted Bauman at talkmarkets.com
Ted Bauman to put things into perspective and make it easy for his readers to digest his recommendations uses real-life examples. In this case, Bauman gave the example of a person who wants to exit the parking lot and needs to make payment. The person Bauman says has lost his wallet, and the only available method for him to transact is by using what is on his disposal at the moment, and that is Bitcoin. Bauman assumes that the machine accepts cryptocurrency and the person opts to pay for the parking using Bitcoin. According to Bauman, the transaction on a good day can take up to one or two minutes and on a bad day 20 minutes or even hours. The slow speed of processing transactions that are usually experienced with Bitcoin will be the cause of its downfall says, Bauman.
Ted Bauman to explain his points goes to the extent of comparing Bitcoin with other modes of payments such as credit cards. A credit card such as Visa can process more than 20,000 transactions per second. Credit card transactions are instant. On the other hand, Bitcoin can only handle about six to seven transactions per second. The difference is so enormous, and this explains why there are always delays when transacting with Bitcoins. Bitcoins miners fortunately according to Ted Bauman are working on the case, but Bauman largely remains skeptical about the issue.