Sun, Apr 30, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Opalesque Radio

Bitcoin: Crypto Currency, E-Barter or Simply Sophisticated Software?
Radio Feature 91: Sona Blessing in conversation with Izabella Kaminska
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
- CFA Switzerland Forecast Dinner Event, Zurich

radio In this podcast Izabella Kaminska, an avid Bitcoin blogger, questions whether virtual currencies such as Bitcoin could be the future of money?
She also addresses the emergence of such a phenomenon, the purpose it serves, its true potential ...
She arrives at the conclusion, "for now, unfortunately, Bitcoin confuses value with collaborative efficiency. And it is here that its greatest weakness lies."

 Download this feature as MP3 (19.69 MB)

 
Listen to the complete feature
Bitcoin: Crypto Currency, E-Barter or Simply Sophisticated Software?

Duration: 08:36 

 

Or listen to selected sub-features
  • Q1 - What are your thoughts on the emergence of a virtual currency industry?

    Duration: 01:23 


  • Q2 - Does it have a future?

    Duration: 00:34 


  • Q3 - Should dealing in Bitcoins where “people are essentially using very sophisticated software” serve as legal tender?

    Duration: 00:47 


  • Q4 - You say, “For now, unfortunately, Bitcoin confuses value with collaborative efficiency. And it is here that its greatest weakness lies.” Could you elaborate on this?

    Duration: 01:54 


  • Q5 - You adhered to scarcity before - isn’t a ceiling of 21 million Bitcoins having been created - a restricting factor for a “virtual currency?”

    Duration: 02:08 


  • Q6 - What are your views on risks it poses - in particular it could encourage bubble like behaviour, using it for illegal purposes etc.?

    Duration: 01:05 


  • Q7 - Hasn't the roller coaster volatility it has experienced been a deterrent?

    Duration: 00:45 



Radio Link
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Ex-Man manager combines sustainable investing with AI/ML[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Dr. Richard Bateson, quant fund manager and physicist, has recently

  2. Gondor Capital sees challenges ahead for financial markets as two hedge funds post strong gains in Q1[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Vincent Au, portfolio manager of New York-based hedge fund firm Gondor Capital Management believes that the remaining of the year would be challenging for the financial markets even as his two hedge funds maintain

  3. Service Providers - Colemore launches fee tracking service for limited partners[more]

    Following Colmore's successful launch in January 2017, the firm has announced the launch of FAIR.. FAIR is designed to help private equity investors independently validate fees and incentives charged by underlying managers, saving time and providing an extra level of comfort. There is a glob

  4. Regulatory - 'Fist bumps' at hedge funds over Trump's tax plan[more]

    From Reuters.com: U.S. hedge fund managers began warming to President Donald Trump soon after his surprise election ignited a powerful stock market rally. Now, his dramatic tax cut plans give them even more reasons to cheer. Trump, looking to make good on pledges for sweeping tax reform, on Wednesda

  5. Investing - Some of the world's biggest hedge funds think private equity stocks are cheap, International stock funds attract $1.8 billion post-French election, ValueAct unveils interest in KKR as firm shows earnings beat[more]

    Some of the world's biggest hedge funds think private equity stocks are cheap From Forbes.com: As institutional investors pile into new mega-sized private equity funds, allowing firms like Apollo, Blackstone, Carlyle and KKR to raise record amounts of cash, much of this gush of money has