The Disruptive Power of Bitcoin

Featuring Barry Silbert

Back in the early days of the cryptocurrency era, Barry Silbert, Bitcoin guru and founder of both Bitcoin Investment Trust and the new Digital Currency Group, spoke to Real Vision on the projects in development for Bitcoin and his vision for the disruption of tomorrow’s financial markets.

Published on
11 December, 2014
Topic
Crypto-currencies
Duration
21 minutes
Asset class
Crypto-currencies
Rating
19

Comments

  • JS

    John S.

    9 8 2017 01:21

    0       0

    Barry is a pioneer

  • TM

    Taylor M.

    16 3 2016 18:22

    1       2

    Ethereum is the next bitcoin. Got in at the "ipo" .30 cents.

  • LT

    Luc T.

    20 12 2014 13:25

    5       0

    The major reason for owning gold/bitcoin is to evade the traditional financial channels and avoid counterparty risk. Buying the Bitcoin Investment Trust looks to me like buying gold through an ETF.

  • RO

    Robert O.

    17 12 2014 03:47

    3       1

    Bitcoin not worried about Russia and China, really! Security in the internet world is not safe. Malware targeting markets will not spare Bitcoin.

  • TS

    Thomas S.

    16 12 2014 16:20

    6       6

    "Better than gold" LOL. Some of these bitcoin fanatics are delusional.

  • ML

    Marvin L.

    12 12 2014 03:09

    7       10

    Why stop at bitcoin? Can't others continually create artificial currencies, and associated investment trusts like A-coin, B-coin & C-coin? Let's set one up tomorrow...I'm shocked it has credibility.

  • CC

    Christopher C.

    12 12 2014 02:52

    6       1

    Bitcoin's strength is the every other currency's weakness. Ability to be devalued through inflation to zero. Confiscation, Border permeability. Anonymity (currently).

  • EP

    Edward P.

    11 12 2014 22:51

    1       0

    SL Then it would take away from the decentralized nature/benefits of bitcoin

  • SL

    Steven L.

    11 12 2014 22:03

    4       0

    I wonder about a Central Bank deciding to create a competing currency.