27 Nov '13, 2am

I wrote an op-ed for @nytopinion about Bitcoin.

I wasn’t trying to manipulate an underground economy. I was just doing my job as a blogger for the website Gawker when I broke the story of the online underground illegal drug market Silk Road , on which bitcoin was the only accepted currency because of its relative anonymity. The article went viral and introduced hundreds of thousands to bitcoin. Senator Charles E. Schumer , Democrat of New York, helped, too. During a news conference a couple of days after my article was published, he called bitcoin “an online form of money laundering.” I suppose a lot of people thought that sounded pretty cool. The price of bitcoin surged to $14. Huh, I thought, maybe I should buy some bitcoin. But I didn’t, and as of this writing, one bitcoin is worth around $880 . Senate hearings held to discuss regulating bitcoin earlier this month were “lovefests,” according to The Washington Post . ...

Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/27/opinion/much-ado-about-...

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