Money was originally a good that emerged from within the structure of the market economy. Only after did it come to be nationalized by governments and central banks. Technology has created brilliant alternatives in the form of cryptocurrency. It combines a distributed payment system that requires no third-party trust agents plus a currency unit that seeks out market valuation. The result has been called "cash for the Internet" because it permits the exchange of value between any two individuals in the world, directly through a peer-to-peer relationship. The promise of such cryptocurrencies as Bitcoin is very bright indeed.