Banking on the Bitcoin boom

Banking on the Bitcoin boom

Is Bitcoin a bubble waiting to burst or the future of currency?


A hand holds a model Bitcoin on January 13, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Getty/Thomas Trutschel/Photothek)

On Tuesday, January 14 at 19:30 GMT: 

Bitcoin, the decentralized, internet-based currency, is fast gaining acceptance from mainstream businesses and investors, while drawing the attention of governments for being relatively unregulated. In 2013, the value of Bitcoin grew by 9,000 per cent, peaking over $1,200 in December. But is it a bubble waiting to burst? We’ll discuss the potential gains and risks with Bitcoin’s growing presence in the finance world.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
 
Sebastien Galy @sebastiengaly
Senior Currency Strategist
 
Edwardo Jackson @SwagPoker
Social Media Director
 
Daniel J. Bier @AporeticDan
Exectuive Editor, The Skeptical Libertarian