03 Apr '13, 6pm

Bitcoin: Is the virtual currency the new gold standard?

But this gathering of the London Bitcoiners Group marked the point at which something changed. The point at which one hacker's dream – to create a new type of virtual currency to replace sterling, dollars and euros and lay waste to existing financial structures – began to come spectacularly true. Trader and Bitcoin enthusiast Jonathan Harrison was there. "Cryptocurrencies will create a global revolution in finance," he enthuses. "Governments will lose control of the money supply and the power that comes with it." The Bitcoin story is packed with delicious twists of subterfuge and intrigue. It began in 2009 when pseudonymous hacker "Satoshi Nakamoto" developed the idea. Other digital currencies have been tried, such as e-gold, Litecoin, Ripple and Linden Dollars in the computer game Second Life, but nothing has captured the imagination like Bitcoin, which can be spent direc...

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