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One Of Bitcoin's Strongest Backers Reveals The Two Big Reasons Why It's Still Not Mainstream

In a talk this week sponsored by the NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education, Union Square Ventures founder Fred Wilson identified the two key hurdles Bitcoin still must overcome to be useful to an average consumer.<p>The first is the cryptocurrency's chicken and egg problem: Nearly six years …

Bitcoin 'a distraction', says online payment pioneer

Owning Bitcoins is like owning 'stock in a company that does nothing', says pioneering entrepreneur Nathaniel Borenstein - even though the mysterious figure behind it is set to 'make a bloody fortune',<p>Bitcoin is nothing but a “distraction” from the creation of a "rational digital currency", even …

Mt. Gox crumbles into liquidation, throws Bitcoin legitimacy into question

“I hate gold. But right now, I’d rather own gold than Bitcoins.”<p>This sentiment comes from investment firm Belpoint’s chief strategist David Nelson. In a call today with VentureBeat, Nelson discussed implications of the news that Mt. Gox, once the largest Bitcoin exchange on the planet, has been …

Texas's Greg Abbott Welcomes the 'Bitcoin Community' to His Campaign

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who's running for governor against Wendy Davis, has a new plan …

Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains

“Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet,” says Naval Ravikant. “Our 2014 fund will be built during the blockchain cycle,” concurs Fred Wilson. And Andreessen Horowitz have very visibly doubled down on Bitcoin.<p>Even if you don’t believe in …

How Cryptocurrencies Can Curb Government Power

Stripe now supports it, as does Square. Gaming behemoth Zynga is taking notice, while some companies have even offered to pay staff salaries with it. This thing even has its own ATM. We’re not talking cash or even gold doubloons though. We’re talking Bitcoin, baby.<p>Cryptocurrency is based on the …