30 Jun '14, 5pm

Is Bitcoin a joke? People thought that about the internet too.

Marc Andreessen: What the internet had going for it was this unbelievable latent power. There had been information networks for 40 years prior going all the way back to the '50s. There had been hypertext systems. The internet itself in the form of the ARPANET had been in existence for more than 20 years. The ideas had been building. They just hadn't been put together as a platform. Bitcoin is very sharply reminiscent of this. It's not an overnight thing. It's a result of 35 years of cryptography research, going back to the early 1970s with RSA . Digital cash is something people have been working on for 15 years leading into the Bitcoin paper . So it's this long-term development of a very powerful set of ideas that people have been working on for a long time. The other thing is the platform idea. Like the internet, Bitcoin is a platform. It's less what can it do today, more...

Full article: http://www.vox.com/2014/6/30/5839436/marc-andreessen-on-b...

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