Editor’s note: This post was contributed by Jx Tan, Countly Analytics’ Chief Growth Officer (China & APAC). Countly’s Open Source, scalable and self-hosting capability represents a new category of collaborative and secure technology. 

Tibado is digital cash and denominated in fiat money (better known as real money to most readers). The Tibado solution is a highly secure and intuitive implementation of digital coins that is novel, ready for deployment now and protected by a series of patent applications. It is designed to stand alone, or be embedded in social media and messaging platforms.

I had the opportunity to interview Tim Jones,  CEO of Tibado. He is regarded as a pioneer in this field, having created Mondex, digital cash in a smart card, in 1990, together with his NatWest colleague Graham Higgins and Dr. David Everett, a public key cryptography expert. Many banks got involved but the business was eventually sold to MasterCard in the late 1990s.

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John Artman is the Editor in Chief for TechNode, the leading English information source for news and insight into China’s tech and startups, and co-host of the China Tech Talk podcast, a regular discussion...