30 Sep '14, 4am

Bitcoin Is Growing Up: Now You Can Hedge Your Investments

Bitcoin Is Growing Up: Now You Can Hedge Your Investments

Christian Martin and Leonard Nuara go to a lot of bitcoin conferences, and, at 49 and 55, respectively, they invariably feel old. “Everyone else is 25 and good-looking,” Nuara says. The graybeards are trying to help bitcoin grow up. Their company, TeraExchange LLC , runs the first regulated trading platform where people can shed some of the risk of owning bitcoins, Bloomberg Markets will report in its November 2014 issue. And there’s a lot of risk to owning bitcoins. Imagine your business accepts it, and on Friday, Feb. 21, you made a big sale. You didn’t sell your bitcoins for dollars that same day. On Monday, you found the value of your bitcoins had plunged 20 percent during the weekend. That’s why Martin and Nuara are bringing an old-fashioned idea to the hip new currency: hedging. They worked for seven months to develop a U.S. dollar-bitcoin swap contract and register ...

Full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-30/bitcoin-is-growi...

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