One of the most fascinating, and often controversial, technology topics of the past two years has been that of digital currency.
Often referred to as altcoin or cryptocurrency, so-called digital currency actually includes nearly two dozen different types of encrypted monetary technologies, the best known of which is probably bitcoin. While tech media headlines are often filled with negative reports on bitcoin exchange hacks or valuation woes, the market is growing at a very healthy rate.
So much so, in fact, that Wall Street is showing definite signs of embracing digital currencies as a formal monetary medium. And the Digital Currency Council launched last fall to help prepare professionals to lead corporate digital currency efforts.