While startups working on bitcoin 2.0 products and tools aimed at financial institutions have garnered tremendous attention in recent months, micropayments and remittances have steadily emerged as two of the most compelling use cases for bitcoin.
He’s known as "Bitcoin Jesus" in the world of cyber-currencies. Though he can’t promise you heaven, he is offering a haven: a condo in the Caribbean that comes with a new passport and almost zero taxes.
Bitcoin, the digital money created as an alternative to currencies controlled by nations and banks, is finding that its wider adoption depends on both as governments in China and the U.S. demand enthusiasts play by existing rules.
Swapping his career at PIMCO to start his own firm, John Brynjolfsson talks with us about trading, the economy and launching a global macro hedge fund firm in 2009, arguably one of the most difficult times to start a fund.