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The more I think about now, crypto currency wallet, a bit like early Internet e-mail.
In the email before delivery to the post office to write people through communication, but they usually spend a few days time. Later, e-mail, you can instantly communicate with people all over the world.
In the wallet before you can be made by bank transfer to the exchange value, usually have to spend some time, if international transfers, longer time. A crypto currency wallet, you can instantly and people all over the world transfer, exchange value.
Of course, you will say, where is the user what to all people in the world to transfer and exchange value demand?
In the development of the Internet today so mature stage, we think of others and most probably it did not actually happen instant communication is a natural demand. If you go back to the time of email just appeared, some people may think: what users instantly communicate with people all over the world needs?
If there is something urgent important, most people around you is communication with the relationship, the telephone line is not it?
But the fact is that the e-mail is just the beginning. It appears after has been in development, whether it is technology development, the other is the birth of a technology (such as IM, instant communication technology) development. To the mobile Internet era, the development of email acme, is actually WeChat. So Zhang Xiaolong started doing email, then made WeChat, is also quite natural.
If we think, from email to instant messaging, this change is actually very difficult to imagine. You used to live in a small village, the neighborhood around to keep in touch with you, maybe the most is fifty or sixty. You don’t think about why I can’t and other places for people to communicate and contact immediately, because you do not have this requirement. But after WeChat, the mobile phone you have thousands of friends is normal.
In a small village in the neighborhood, the thousands of friends really useful to you? Perhaps not, perhaps useful, but the key is that everyone is already accustomed to this. People don’t need to think about it. Because the instant communication cost has been reduced to almost zero point. It made everyone enjoy in infrastructure.
The value of the exchange may also be so. When the transaction cost is reduced to almost zero point (now you pay by WeChat in China, may think that the cost is zero, another hidden cost but the deal is “trust”), we will certainly from the “small village” behavior into thousands of friends of the new model intelligent mobile phone.
What is the model? We temporarily in a small village is also very difficult to imagine.
Because of this idea, I have to search for the history of the development of e-mail, and then see the article below. It’s a rough translation, for everyone to share.
With the development of e-mail history in this article, the history and development of the Internet, I saw some interesting data:
In 1971, ARPANET gave birth to the first network in internal e-mail system. After 5 years, that is 1976, all ARPANET traffic is 75% e-mail.
For 93 years, “electronic mail” has been replaced by the “email”, to a certain extent, the popularity of email response. At the same time, the Internet is another killer application “browser” in 94, 95 years of popularity.
But the real surge in Internet usage is growing stage, from 1997 to 1999 400 million 55 million users worldwide users.
From 96 to 99 years, the birth of the Internet, new things, new companies, a large number of new products in these four years:
96 years of instant communication software ICQ was established, 7 months after the formal users reached 1 million. At the same time, the global Internet broadcast for the first time the new year concert attracted the audience acclaim, resulting in information highway congestion;
97 is the first year of the Internet Chinese, Netease in this year was established;
98 Google was born. ICQ was acquired by AOL for $287 million, more than 10 million users. In China, Zhang Zhaoyang founded the Sohu, created sina.com.cn Wang Zhidong, Ma Huateng founded the Tencent.
99, fanning at the Northwestern University using P2P File Sharing Technology launched a service called Napster, which allows students to exchange music MP3. To 2001, Napster 8 5 has attracted thousands of millions of registered users, 30 million songs shared by monthly.
So if we want to see the history of the Internet, e-mail may indeed be the first killer application. But in an e-mail, the Internet ushered in the killer application more gorgeous bright at the time, so with the explosive popularity of development. These killer applications include: browser, ICQ, search engine, news portal, MP3 download, etc..
So, good day blockchain, is behind it.
A brief history of e-mail
Email this concept in before the advent of the Internet has existed.
The first one can be called “email” examples can be traced to 1965. Then there is a “MAILBOX” program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer, you can use this program to put a message on the computer, when people log on the computer to see these messages next time. This system is very effective, but the premise is to communicate with each other people often use the same computer.
In 1969, the U.S. Department of defense invented the ARPANET network, and then sent the first from a computer to another computer.
The message looks like this:
1971 years, Ray Tomlinson invented the e-mail, he created a ARPANET email system.
This system is a “communication” between almost immediately in the same tissue inside the machine, such as a university, with an internal government, a bit like the mail system in lan.
Then the concept soon began to spread. With the emergence of more and more of the internal network, messaging protocols become more and more complex. This is a problem: in the network from one computer to another when sending a message, which is how to display the message destination?
Ray Tomlinson came up with an answer: the @ symbol. This is probably his most lasting contribution to the internet.
On behalf of the message in an e-mail address is written like this: “username @ computer name”, which we now continue today email writing.
In 1976, all ARPANET traffic is 75% e-mail. This medium is very useful, so people began to realize that, should be in between different organizations, can also send e-mail messages.
This concept by e-mail from organization to organization of communication, the Internet itself is also the driving force of.
With the Inter Organizational email communication has become more and more popular, you need to have a store and organize these email software. The predecessor of modern and email inbox, slowly appeared.
In the 20 century 80, is also the birth of the Internet infancy, Internet service providers (ISP) have started to contact with people around the world, email hosting sites began to appear.
For many new users, new media Email this exciting, the first practical application as they come into contact with the internet.
By 1993, people in the public in the dictionary, “electronic mail” has been replaced by the “email”, because of the use of Internet e-mail has become increasingly common.
In the next few years, America Online (AOL), Echomail, Hotmail and YAHOO for further development of the Internet and e-mail. They put a lot of marketing funds, so that a wider audience access to the benefits of the internet.
In late 1990s, a surge in Internet usage, growth from 1997 to 1999 400 million 55 million users worldwide users.
At the turn of the millennium, with an email address from the luxury / curiosity into a similar to the social expectations have a phone number.