Barry Silbert on Bitcoin

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Barry Silbert is founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group which is the parent of Coindesk and Genesis Trading. He's also founder and CEO of Greyscale Investments and previously served as founder and CEO of SecondMarket.

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Created by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system.

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Bitcoin reviews by Barry Silbert

๐Ÿ”‘ 2 positive | ๐Ÿ’ฉ 0 negative


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    As far as I'm concerned, Bitcoin has won the race to be digital gold. . . . [W]hatever money is [currently] in gold is not going to stay in gold. That gets handed down [by the Boomers] to millennialsโ€”I'm highly confident a lot of that will go into Bitcoin.

    2019-02-13 | Full Review


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    Flywheel effect with higher Bitcoin price
    Larger monetary base->
    More spendable wealth->
    More merchant adoption->
    More trading=
    Financial rails

    2015-04-02 | Full Review

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Iโ€™m betting that Decentraland is the killer app for VR. Virtual land ownership, in world currency (MANA) and ownership/trading of digital goods will deliver the missing ingredient to VR: greed & speculation. The ability to make money will draw the masses.

2018-03-17 | Full Review

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I don't have a view on what the ultimate value of a Bitcoin will be nor do I care. I am interested in Bitcoin plain and simply because I believe it can be and possibly will be the financial and transactional protocol for the global Internet.

2013-11-24 | Full Review


If something is to displace Bitcoin now, it will have to have sizable improvements and it will have to happen quickly. Otherwise, this network effect will carry Bitcoin to dominance.

2014-01-21 | Full Review


Bitcoin takes powers from the central actors and returns it to merchants and consumers, savers and borrowers. Bitcoin brings back some pseudonymity in the transactions, and can be irrevocably traded like cash. And finally, it points a way towards a single currency โ€“ it is a bug, not a feature, that we have multiple global currencies with exchangers and transaction fees in between.

2013-11-07 | Full Review

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