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The simple answer is No. Electronic data webs started in 1832 with the telegraph system. In the 1950s computers were already talking to each other over phone lines via modems. Modern-looking private webs were publicly visible in the 70s. The HTML version didn't add anything new. At every stage in this very long development, real businesses were using electronic data exchange heavily for real purposes, buying and selling and inquiring about availability.

Crypto began as a blatantly obvious fraud and remains a blatantly obvious fraud. No real business has ever used it for any real purpose. If the real purposes existed, they would have appeared by now.

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