DigiCash

created and rolled out by David Chaum

1982

David Chaum Publishes “Blind Signatures for Untraceable Payments”

David Chaum - 1982

1994

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Original technical team, from left to right: Marius, Paul, Branko, Kai, and Mercal.

World’s First Digital Cash Payment

DigiCash - 05/27/1994

DigiCash CyberBucks Trial begins

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The New York Times - 10/19/1994

WIRED - 12/01/1994

Some of the merchants that accepted the CyberBucks currency created by DigiCash using it’s eCash technology

1995

DigiCash Expands It’s Trial Worldwide

DigiCash - 01/06/1995

DigiCash Develops Chip Technology for “Smart Cards”

DigiCash - 02/14/1995

NYU Stern School of Business Publishes Paper Detailing Digital Cash

NYU Stern - April 1995

Export Approved for Cryptocurrency Sortware in the U.S.

The New York Times - 05/08/1995

DigiCash Partners with Mark Twain Bank of St. Louis Missouri

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DigiCash - 10/23/1995

The New York Times - 10/23/1995

The New York Times - 10/23/1995

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Later photo of the DigiCash team.

1996

DigiCash Partners With EUNet For Online Payments In Finland

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DigiCash - 03/13/1996

DigiCash Opens Office in Australia

DigiCash - 03/26/1996

DigiCash Partners With Mars Electronics International to Provide “Smart Card” Technology

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DigiCash - 03/26/1996

DigiCash Partners with Deutsche Bank to Test eCash in Germany

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DigiCash - 03/26/1996

DigiCash - 08/04/1997

Regulators Turn Spotlight on Cybermoney

New York Times - 09/19/1996

DigiCash Partners with Advance Bank to Issue eCash in Australia

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DigiCash - 10/24/1996

1997

Nomura Research Institute licenses eCash for use in Japan

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DigiCash - 04/02/1997

DigiCash - 12/11/1997

Bank Austria and Den norske Bank issues eCash

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bank-austria

DigiCash - 04/14/1997

DigiCash appoints a CEO, gains more investment, and moves to California

DigiCash - 04/28/1997

American Banker - 04/28/1997

American Banker - 05/06/1997

American Banker - 12/11/1997

DigiCash claims “merging” privacy and online payments is neccessary for eCommerce to work

DigiCash - September 1997

1998

Former Wells Fargo Exec Joins Digicash Board

American Banker - 06/04/1998

Credit Suisse of Zurich licenses DigiCash technology

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American Banker - 06/16/1998