14 May '13, 11am

Bitcoin 2.0: Can Ripple Make Digital Currency Mainstream?

Bitcoin 2.0: Can Ripple Make Digital Currency Mainstream?

It has been a nail-biting year for people who hold Bitcoins , an open-source digital currency that has quickly gained traction in the tech community . Last June, Bitcoins were worth $5. By April 2013, they were up to $266. Then they dropped to $70 in April. They were back up to $108 by May 7 . Bitcoin is volatile. We know that much. It’s also vulnerable. Mt. Gox, the biggest Bitcoin exchange (where users go to exchange Bitcoins for other currency)--was recently hacked multiple times, shutting down the site temporarily. But here’s the thing about open-source currencies: they’re open to improvement. Ripple , a platform that just received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and others, has created both an alternative to Bitcoin and a distributed currency exchange for Bitcoiners (and others) who aren’t comfortable using only Ripple’s currency, known ...

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ft.com 14 May '13, 10am

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money.cnn.com 14 May '13, 6am

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businessinsider.com 15 May '13, 5pm

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rt.com 14 May '13, 11am

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