What Does Bitcoin Mean For Advisors?

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*+-Source: Financial Advisor Magazine There’s general agreement that Bitcoin has the potential to disrupt and transform the practices and institutions on which the current financial system is built. Whether you are an enthusiastic advocate or a staunch traditionalist, wealth advisors – especially those with fiduciary responsibilities – have an obligation to get educated on the… Read more »

The 30 Most Influential Bitcoiners on Social Media

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30 most influential bitcoiners

*+-Bitcoin adoption continued to grow in 2014.  Near 1000 new merchants joined the ecosystem each week.  The number of transactions conducted daily reached an all time high.  And venture capital investment reached over $300 million. Yet the majority of the world is still not familiar with Bitcoin, let alone utilizing and enjoying the benefits of… Read more »

The implications of bitcoin on small businesses

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*+-Source: VirtualCurrencyToday.com Welcome to the first installment of The Digital Currency Council’s Thought Leader Series, presented here at Virtual Currency Today. The Manhattan-based association of lawyers, accountants and financial professionals in the virtual-currency economy, the Digital Currency Council provides training, certification and a client-referral platform to its membership, and helps those members get connected to… Read more »

Bitcoin: 4 Factors Holding the Banks at Bay

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*+-Source: WallStreetandTech.com For a number of reasons, major banks haven’t seized the opportunity to get involved with bitcoin. Banks like to participate in size, compliance has restrictions, and bosses don’t understand it. But these hurdles will be overcome in 2015. While the world took notice of Bitcoin in 2014, the banks — normally jumping out… Read more »

Why There’s Confusion Over Valuing Bitcoin

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*+-Source: WallStreetandTech.com Bitcoin presents a new type of nontraditional, highly technical, experimental, and global digital instrument to our already complex world. That fact should not conjure fear. It should engender excitement. When I caught wind of Bitcoin as a newly minted MBA in the summer of 2012, I immediately scoffed. At the time, one bitcoin… Read more »

Why Bitcoin Needs Lawyers to Bridge the Technology Gap

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*+-Source: CoinDesk.com There seems to be no shortage of bitcoin entrepreneurs or investors getting new ideas and new technology on the market, but showing all parties how NextGen payments and banking incumbents can cooperate, or even just coexist, within today’s society and under its terms is perhaps a job best left for the lawyers. Bitcoin isn’t just magical Internet money anymore; the bitcoin technology provides the infrastructure for innovations in record keeping,… Read more »

Why bitcoin investors need education and regulation

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*+-Source: MarketWatch.com A recent book by Brian Kelly of CNBC is raising interest (and heated discussions) about bitcoin and cybercurrency. Kelly’s book is called “The Bitcoin Big Bang” and although it isn’t the first book on Bitcoin, his thesis is that bitcoin is poised to take over the financial world. Kelly discusses that many of… Read more »