'eCash' was a Bitcoin startup determined to solve the barrier to pay online. For example, popular credit card processors may charge a payment fee up to 6% per transaction. When middle-class merchants struggle to make ends meet with 2% margins, clearly such outrageous fees kill business. Bitcoin can best be understood as a 'counter-corporate' technology that believes We the People deserve to process our own finances.
Morningtime designed the eCash payment API from scratch to initially handle thousands of transactions per minute. By integrating Drupal with the Bitcoin blockchain, the system operated fully indepented from third parties.