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    Mon, 03 Jun 2013


    /Security/cryptoCurrency: Bitcoin Still in It's Early Days

    Right now the bitcoin market is about one billion US$, which is a very tiny part of global currency markets. Even if the bitcoin market were to increase by an order of magnitude to ten billion dollars, it would STILL be very small by global currency standards. Given bitcoin's many desirable features, I personally expect it (and perhaps some crypto-currency cousins like Ripple) to go much further, which makes taking at least a small position in bitcoin right now almost a no-brainer, as far as I am concerned. I see only two possible existential risks for crypto-currencies:

    For anyone who has a US bank account and can get themselves organized to provide the two-factor authentication (trivial with an Android phone) that they demand, Coinbase[1] is a VERY easy way to move US$ in and out of bitcoin.

    This is one of the most interesting trades around right now, as it seems to be mostly decoupled from all the regional economic mayhem we call "civilization" these days.

    [1] https://coinbase.com/

    posted at: 03:37 | path: /Security/cryptoCurrency | permanent link to this entry