Bitcoin has grown from a most unique vision to a worldwide phenomenon that has the potential to alter the very foundation of money, economic freedom, and humanitarian and social justice efforts. In this conference preview, bitcoin advocate Lisa Hough explains why bitcoin is unlike any former form of economic value in history, in its ability to preserve wealth over generations. It is already providing financial strength and extraordinary property rights to both persons of means, and those who live in third-world countries. Many believe it could easily become the base layer of global financial commerce due to its unparalleled financial properties, most notably “scarcity”, with its finite supply of 21 million digital coins.