Bitcoin may not be the messiah of a new currency its hardcore fans yearn for, but it may herald the deeper financial revolution the internet has been waiting for. The growing interest in bitcoin, a digital currency that requires no centralized body to handle transactions, is beginning to change all that. The rise of bitcoin has changed everyones idea of what a good payment system should be, says Manu Sporny, CEO of web payments company Digital Bazaar, who is spearheading an effort to get the industry together to agree on standards for handling online transactions. Bitcoin raised the bar, so everyones got to come in and match that in some way. A key moment, Sporny and others say, will be a meeting in Paris next week hosted by the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, one of the key bodies for setting internet standards.