On July 18, 2010, the value of 1 Bitcoin was 6.8 cents. Four years later, Bitcoins are worth hundreds of dollars each. What is responsible for the rise in value of Bitcoin and other forms of electronic currency? These currencies enforce scarcity by requiring "miners" to solve challenging mathematical equations (known as hash equations) on their computers in order to generate currency.
Attention Based Currency lets listeners "mine" currency by playing music from a streaming audio service. It creates a unique identifier/datestamp which is then linked to a traditional cryptocurrency. All listeners need is Internet access and time to listen.