Digital currencies are poised to disrupt finance, digital payments, payments and technology, said Alex Karpinski, chief digital officer of digital payment products for The Walt Disney Company.

The shift to digital currencies is a natural outgrowth of the disruption caused by bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, Karpinsky said.

I think digital currency is the next logical step after the internet, he said in an interview.

Karpinski is referring to the digital currency, which has gained more than 80 percent of the global market for goods and services since the beginning of the year.

The digital currency trades at less than one percent of bitcoin’s value.