24 Mar '13, 10pm

Bitcoin bubble or new virtual currency?

Bitcoin bubble or new virtual currency?

The increase in value of Bitcoins (market capitalisation of all Bitcoins rose from just over $100m to almost $800m with the recent price rise) is likely to paint a larger target on the Bitcoin exchanges and people with a large number of Bitcoins in their virtual wallets. Who knows what sort of exchange hacks or malicious code could end up affecting the Bitcoin market in a negative way. So all this said, with rational reasons for an increase in price (although perhaps not to the extent it has) is the Bullion Baron about to run out and purchase some Bitcoins and hope their utility and in turn value continues to increase? Not likely. The main problem I see for the investor/speculator (see this post for my definitions ) is that there is no accurate way to value the Bitcoin and while precious metals are much the same, there are several key differences: Precious metals are a phy...

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