29 Apr '13, 1pm

Hotshot investor Chris Dixon says ‘second wave’ of Bitcoin startups is on the way

Hotshot investor Chris Dixon says ‘second wave’ of Bitcoin startups is on the way

Prominent entrepreneur and Andreessen Horowitz investor Chris Dixon is known for being ahead of the curve, and he recently attracted headlines for investing in 3D-printing startup Shapeways . Another upcoming area he thinks will be big: Startups focused on the virtual currency Bitcoin . “You had a first wave of Bitcoin startups,” Dixon said today on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. “Now what we’re seeing is that some of the best startup guys are looking at it. There will be a second wave.” Dixon likes Bitcoin so much because the virtual currency lowers the friction of payments, especially on an international scale. Another reason is that, in some regards, it philosophically matches the early promise of an anonymous Internet. “You can pay someone without them trusting you as all,” Dixon said. “The exciting thing about these new currency schemes is you have an anonymous payme...

Full article: http://venturebeat.com/2013/04/29/chris-dixon-second-wave...

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