29 Apr '13, 9pm

BitCoin Is Gold 2.0: Venture Capitalist: The bitcoin boom is just getting started, two venture capita... #bitcoin

"I think a reason a lot of people in California are excited about bitcoin is because there is sort of a release valve for now for all this pent-up frustration around financial tech," Dixon said. "Finally, something interesting is happening." Bitcoins have also become a powerful hedging tool for investors, said Chamath Palihapitiya, the founder and managing partner of the venture firm Social Capital Partnership. Palihapitiya, who owns bitcoins in his hedge fund and in his private account, said he thinks the digital currency will eventually evolve into a mainstream payment tool and he sees business opportunity in the space, Right now, he said, bitcoins are proving useful as a way to secure assets. "Bitcoin and things like it are the equivalent of a red pill . We are entering an uncharted world right now," Palihapitiya said Monday at the conference. "It's a huge, huge deal. B...

Full article: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100686189

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