To use Bitcoin properly, an active internet connection is needed. Regardless of whether that connection comes in the form of WiFi or mobile data connectivity, sending and receiving Bitcoins benefits from an internet connection at some point. Facebook is making quite some headway with their solar powered drones project, as these machines will be able to provide internet connectivity by using lasers and radio signals.
Using Drones for Internet Connectivity in Unbanked Regions
Bitcoin could make a major impact in unbanked and underbanked regions of the world. People living there have little to no access to financial services, and Bitcoin could provide them with exactly that. However, in order to do so, Internet connectivity is a must, and that infrastructure is not always present in these areas.
If Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has a say in the matter, however, internet connectivity might be coming to those parts of the world in the near future. Rather than investing in traditional infrastructure, Facebook will be deploying solar-powered drones using a combination of radio signals and lasers to provide high-speed Internet connectivity.
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