13 Apr '13, 1pm

Beyond The Bitcoin Bubble

Beyond The Bitcoin Bubble

A few months ago, while visiting a hacker friend’s magnificent new San Francisco loft, he gestured to a little alcove stuffed with server racks and said: “And over there are the Bitcoin mines.” I smiled and nodded, thinking, Oh, right, Bitcoin. Is that still a thing? Andy, if you’re reading this, I apologize. Is it ever, and how. Over the last few weeks the hype around everyone’s favorite distributed cryptographic currency has gone insane . It’s a Ponzi scheme ; no, it’s the first instance of the third era of currency ; no, it will spiral up and down forever ; no, it’s the new venture-capital frontier ; no, it’s an existential threat to the modern state . No, possibly, conceivably, maybe, and no. But: I realized this week that Bitcoin actually is a really big deal — in a way that’s been almost entirely obscured by all the hype. A rare voice of reason this month came from F...

Full article: http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/13/beyond-the-bitcoin-bubble/

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