26 May '15, 4pm

Is Goldman Sachs Flirting with Bitcoin, or the Blockchain?

The New York Times technology and finance reporter Nathaniel Popper’s new book “Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money ” has been praised as one of the best Bitcoin books to date. Popper tells the story of Bitcoin from its geeky, libertarian early days to the beginnings of the current phase marked by significant venture capital investments and growing adoption by the financial community. Popper’s book contributes to the ongoing Bitcoin vs. blockchain debate. Once a bitcoin-like crypto-currency is adopted banks and governments, will it still be recognizable as bitcoin, or rather become a sanitized blockchain controlled by central banks, with all the troublesome features of bitcoin removed? “A company like Goldman Sachs or JPMorgan is hesitant to rely or work with a financial network in which the people keeping it ...

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