It's a volatile investment, with tremendous upside and tremendous downside. It's not for everyone's portfolio. Before you put any money into it, you should speak with a professional advisor who has done his or her diligence.
The value of a country's currency is basically dependent upon the country's integrity and having the assets necessary to pay its debt and back up its currency. This was a real problem for early Americans prior to, and for several years following, the Revolutionary War.
We hardly see half-dollars now, and although quarters are still quite common, we seldom hear them referred as "two bits." In fact, from an informal survey I took, most people about forty years and younger do not have any idea what "two bits" or "four bits" or "six bits" or any number of bits refer to.
The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin is a movie that does a great job of explaining why Bitcoin is where it is today. It proposes that Bitcoin's journey has just begun, and that the fundamental building blocks will be far more disruptive for a long time.
This week in Boston, MA there is an annual gathering of the Financial Services Elite, some 7,000 in total attending what is arguable the world's largest financial services conference called SIBOS. This year Bill Gates is the closing Keynote speaker.
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Scheming sweethearts are starting to take advantage of this phenomenon. By hiding their funds in Bitcoin, their money becomes undetectable and they can conceal their wealth in an unregulated format.
Through recent conversations with various friends and colleagues, it has become apparent that Bitcoin is somewhat of a mystery to the majority of the population. The common query, even among seasoned investors, is inevitably, "What is Bitcoin?"
The evidence is beginning to pile up. Evidence for eventual full recognition of Bitcoin as an alternative payment system. Take a look at this list of recent events.
It's an exciting time for people working on products and services that bring years of research to consumers. I am looking forward to seeing the evolution of digital identity in the near future, and how technologies, such as Bitcoin, will influence its development.
I'd like to propose a digital currency that acts to balance the playing field. Start with bitcoin and let's make a few modifications.
There is no doubt that anonymity -- or even perceived-anonymity -- is an incredibly powerful tool on the Internet. When it comes to achieving anonymity online, it is incredibly difficult for the savvy Dark Web user and near-impossible for the casual user.