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ValueWeb: How fintech firms are using bitcoin blockchain and mobile technologies to create the Internet by Chris Skinner

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I’ve been hearing for a while bankers repeating the mantra Bitcoin Bad, Blockchain Good. This rallying cry is now so strong that if you challenge it—Is bitcoin really that bad?—everyone squashes the discussion. I’m now of a mind that the majority squash such discussion because they really don’t know what bitcoin is about.

Reid Hoffman—the co-founder of LinkedIn and early investor in PayPal and Facebook—talks about this, and says that he only got interested in bitcoin two years ago after meeting Wences Casares, whose interview features in the second half of this book. Reid says a few interesting things in this space.

“There are three aspects ...

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