While the world is seemingly moving towards one of completely digital transactions, there is much we still appreciate about the tangibility of physical money. We envision a unified physical currency backed by a variety of virtual and crypto-currencies as the future of cash in our society.
Over the past 48 hours, we built a relatively simple prototype of this idea that leveraged Coinbase (Bitcoin) and Venmo as two example digital currencies. Through the online web app, users can sign in through either of those mediums and print out a physical bill with a QR code representing its value. With the use of a straightforward Android app, recipients can quickly scan bills and have payments automatically transfer into their Coinbase/Venmo connected accounts.
We will hopefully have some example Payper bills of random value to give out (if we can find a printer) so drop by our demo before they disappear!