08 Oct '13, 12pm

SecondMarket CEO explains Bitcoin bet, and why his firm still has swagger

SecondMarket CEO explains Bitcoin bet, and why his firm still has swagger

SecondMarket, a company that connects buyers and sellers over esoteric investments, raised eyebrows last month when it announced its latest opportunity: a private fund for buyers of the virtual currency, Bitcoin. Financial blogger Felix Salmon was not impressed, declaring that the fund was new evidence of a “whiff of desperation.” The criticism comes as SecondMarket , which made a bundle slinging private Facebook shares in 2011, has pin-balled from product to product — everything from wine to diamonds — in an attempt to find a follow-up hit. CEO Barry Silbert doesn’t appear fazed, however. During an interview at SecondMarket’s New York office, he explained why the economic and political stars are aligning for Bitcoin, and how his company plans to be a permanent part of the growing world of angel investing. Why Bitcoin is in a sweet spot (even after Silk Road) SecondMarket’...

Full article: http://gigaom.com/2013/10/08/secondmarket-ceo-explains-bi...

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