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Bitcoin – A Promise of Freedom

By Luzius Meisser

About the author

Luzius Meisser is a computer scientist currently pursuing a masters degree in economics. He co-founded secure online storage service Wuala. He is partner at Zeeder.ch – a business angel club focussing on internet startups – and teaches object-oriented programming at the Swiss University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FHNW).

Introduction

Bitcoin is an internet currency and payment platform that has recently gained remarkable traction in the media. In this article I will describe its core characteristics, perform a SWOT (strength, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis, and shed light on its cypherpunk anarcho-capitalist philosophy.

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