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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."

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Bitcoin: Crypto Currency, E-Barter or Simply Sophisticated Software?

Duration: 08:36 

 

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  • 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 



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