I've been reading a lot about bitcoin lately and I'm very interested.
Especially, when it comes to making a currency that is way more fair, because it avoids a centralized control of it.
However, in the same way today's banks/centralbanks/FED/regulators benefit from how the current monetary system works, wouldn't an economy solely based on bitcoin make the big IT corporations take advantage of everyone due to their computing (mining) power?
Cannot we build a currency that is decentralized like bitcoin, but that doesn't have the "mining" part of it? (I know that mining concept is very tied to cryptography, but maybe a less cryptographic-centric system can be built, like one based on trust/untrust between nodes?)
Thanks very much, and sorry if this has already been asked, but it's difficult to look for a question like this.