The Pros and Cons of Bitcoin

I found this video on YouTube just begging me to watch it.

Published on Jun 6, 2013

Moderated by Martin Bryant, Managing Editor, The Next Web
Anthony Gallippi, Co-Founder & CEO, BitPay
Shakil Khan, Head of Special Projects, Spotify
Roger Ver, Founder & CEO,

The definition is: Bitcoin is an experimental, decentralized ditigal currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. The result? Lots of controversy and questions! This panel of experts gets to the bottom of it all.

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