The money transfer and exchange industry is not immune to the global movement towards decentralization and peer-to-peer sharing economies. In fact, these areas are poised to be some on the leading edge of those that thrive in this new paradigm. With the help of blockchain and smart contract technologies, along with the sharing economy model, ZeroBank will disrupt the outdated transfer and exchange models centralized around “too-big-to-fail” banking and MTO systems by bringing out a “money barter” model fit right in the current position of world money market.
Instead of attempting to create a substantial new currency per se, ZeroBank utilizes the power of blockchain to create ZeroBank tokens acting as the collateral instruments of money transfers and conversions. Blockchain technology allows these tokens to transfer securely in a verifiable and permanent way along an open, distributed global ledger, bypassing all banking systems or centralized organizations. Thus, rather than moving cash through any banks or MTOs, ZeroBank uses these “money barter” tokens as a means of moving value from one place/one currency to another, while achieving the lowest negotiable costs for users (apparently no foreign exchange spreads, only service fees).