James Lanigan had his pennydrop moment when he discovered a practical, real-world use for Bitcoin. When hopping into one of London’s iconic black taxis, he saw that in his particular car, he was able to pay using Bitcoin. For so many Londoners, and people living in major cities around the world, payment methods range for cash, credit and store loyalty points.

Bitcoin was still a novelty for him, but now having become part of the industry helping to build a better global financial system, perhaps the next person hailing a cab in London might just pay with Bitcoin without a second thought.