Are Wall Street and The Banks Trying To Circumvent the Bitcoin Blockchain?

Are Wall Street and The Banks Trying To Circumvent the Bitcoin Blockchain?

For the first two or three years, arguably Bitcoin was a toy for nerds, and some dissenters might even go to say Bitcoin is just for anarchists and liberalists. However, as more people used it, and more companies started accepting it, Venture Capitalists and Wall Street started catching on. First it was just the small seed investment round here and there, usually investments below $100,000 in USD. However, 2014 hit a record of Venture Capitalism flowing into Bitcoin when we see record investments in Bitcoin heavyweights like Xapo, BitFury, Circle, and OKCoin.

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The Bitcoin industry has been rife with scams and thefts, so it's hard to believe that the currency will be able to sustain itself over the long term. Even though there are some who claim Bitcoins are the currency of the future, I just don't see it. It has also been linked to drug trafficking and illegal gambling. I see it as a fad and nothing more, and as more people lose real money because of the legal issues surrounding Bitcoin, I eventually see it fading from existence.

Andrew Schrage, Founder and CEO of Money Crashers Personal Finance