When most people look at Storey County, Nevada, all they see is a huge, desolate area.  There are no buildings, there are no stores, and no one lives there.  Nearly all of its 67,000 acres are covered by a desert plant called rabbit brush, and the only living things there are some wild horses and other animals that roam the desert.  

There’s been so much attention given to the soaring price of Bitcoin and the amazing gains in some heavily shorted stocks that other business stories are getting lost in the shuffle. But one of these, while not as immediate or as dramatic, is quietly gaining momentum and if this trend continues it will change the way we define money and, more important, the way we use it.