Bitcoin Millionaires Become Investing Angels

Early investors in Bitcoin got rich. Now they are the cryptocurrency’s most powerful gatekeepers. Every time you spend bitcoins to buy a drink at Evr, a swanky bar in midtown Manhattan that accepts the digital currency, you make its co-owner, Charlie Shrem, a little bit richer. And that’s not only because a chamomile sour costs…

Behind The Plan To Make A Major U.S.-Regulated Bitcoin Exchange

Second Market CEO and Bitcoin investor Barry Silbert is working on rolling out a regulated, US-based exchange following the Mt. Gox disaster. “This is the fun stuff.” View this image › Lucas Jackson / Reuters On perhaps the darkest day for Bitcoin since its mainstream emergence, Barry Silbert is feeling as good as ever about…

Gold-Backed Bitcoin Spinoff Aims to Keep Some Fun in Virtual Currency

Image: Antana On the spectrum of currency ideologues, gold bugs and Bitcoin enthusiasts occupy equal but opposite positions. They’re both suspicious that governments are going to meddle around with normal money so much that it becomes useless — it’s just that one group thinks math is the antidote and the other believes in hoarding metal…

Beyond Bitcoin: Your Guide to Digital Currencies

The way we pay for goods has transformed over the years — from barter to skins, gold-backed currencies to fiat money. In the past couple of decades, however, it has taken another turn: to stateless digital currency. Once the work of science fiction or relegated to in-game monetary systems like Second Life’s Linden Dollars, Tencent…