05 Jul '13, 8am

In London, the next wave of Bitcoin growth will be led by startups and innovation

On the 39th floor of one of London’s tallest office buildings — chock full of bankers in dark suits, and overlooking the mighty Thames — a group of entrepreneurs, investors, analysts and the media came together this week to talk about a more alternative form of financing: the controversial cyber currency called Bitcoin. Perched above the heart of London’s financial sector, there were very few institutional bankers and investors in the room, according to event organizer and Hummingbird Ventures Partner, Pamir Gelenbe, who noted: “I don’t think the financial services sector at large has caught onto Bitcoin yet.” However, even if Europe’s financial capital isn’t quite taking Bitcoin seriously, it doesn’t mean they aren’t paying attention to it — and it’s hard not to. Particularly in recent weeks, when there’s been a flow of news showing how Bitcoin seems to be slowly becoming...

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