Markets Monthly: Bitcoin Tests 2016 Highs as Investors Seek Privacy

Markets Monthly: Bitcoin Tests 2016 Highs as Investors Seek Privacy

It may seem ironic, but privacy dominated the public digital currency discussion in October. Spurred by a growing awareness that bitcoin is not as anonymous as it has been advertised by banks and regulators, innovators and speculators are now seeking to capitalize on what they see as an opportunity to create new products for developers and new value for investors. Propelling this debate to the forefront was the debut of a long-in-the-making blockchain project called Zcash, which generated significant visibility (not to mention market activity) by leveraging claimed advances in....


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I really like Bitcoin. I own Bitcoins. It's a store of value, a distributed ledger. It's a great place to put assets, especially in places like Argentina with 40 percent inflation, where $1 today is worth 60 cents in a year, and a government's currency does not hold value. It's also a good investment vehicle if you have an appetite for risk. But it won't be a currency until volatility slows down.

David Marcus, Former President of PayPal