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After a poor performance in 2014, does bitcoin have a future in 2015? Simon Dixon, CEO and co-founder of, says it has a “lot of untapped value” and a significant way to go over the coming year.

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    FORTUNE: “Why bitcoin is poised for big momentum in 2015”

    Bill Gates: “Bitcoin Technology is Key”

    WSJ article about FINCEN recognizing bitcoin:

    Bloomberg article about IRS legitimizing  bitcoin as property:

    PayPal now lets shops accept Bitcoin:

    BBC: "Microsoft to accept payments made in bitcoins" 

    Bitcoin goes mainstream:

    Bank Of England: Digital currencies and how do they work 

    The Federal Reserve Publishes Another Paper on Bitcoin
    World Bank Report: Bitcoin is a NOT a Ponzi Scheme

    Transfer money anywhere, safely, no fees, no middlemen, no charge-backs for merchants and no fraud. 

    These are just thousands of physical businesses accepting bitcoin:

    With tens of thousands more online:

    Some of the big companies and institutions accepting Bitcoin:

    PayPal, Microsoft, TIME Inc, DELL, VirginGalactic, CheapAir,TigerDirect, OverStock, Expedia, Newegg,Warner Brothers, Xhamster, Sacramento Kings,Uber, WordPress,Wikipedia, Mozilla, Khan Academy, EFF, United Way, Burning Man,Nas, 50 Cent,Greenpeace, Wikimedia Foundation, Zynga, Dish Network, Suntimes, Gyft,Ronald McDonald House, Intuit, 1-800-Flowers, LordandTaylor, Shopify, Foodler, Digital River, Scan, OkCupid, PointTown, Overclockers, Takeaway, Wix, Cheaperthansteam, eGifter, Etsy, King’s College, OKCupid, Mint, Pizzaforcoins, Reddit, Square,, Zappos, Menufy, DailyDealy, Dynamism, Grasscity, Save the Children, American Red Cross, Greenpeace, The Water Project, United Way, Literacy Bridge,TradingView, Spar,CeX, F64 Studio, ESPN, Fiverr, Shipito, DriveWealth, Runbox,, Golden Gate hotel and casino, porn industry, gambling industry, gaming industry,US political campaigns, etc.

    If you want to learn more:

    The 10 Best Videos to Watch to Learn About Bitcoin:


    "Not having an internet strategy in 1995 is the equivalent of not having a bitcoin strategy now.” 
    -Moe Levin

    “I’m a big fan of Bitcoin … Regulation of money supply needs to be depoliticized.”
    -Al Gore

    “Bitcoin is a technological tour de force.”
    -Bill Gates

    “Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry.”
    -Rick Falkvinge

    “With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless.”
    -Satoshi Nakamoto

    Bitcoin vs Wester Union:

    Historical graph: How much bitcoin a $1 dollar can buy? 

    Runaway Dollar Inflation Graph: (Source: the FED)

    How safe is bitcoin?

    Be an early adopter:

    The labels on the Adoption Curve[1] say that Innovators are the first 2.5%, and Early Adopters are the next 13.5%.
    There is no way bitcoin has reached 16% market penetration yet, so the people who say the early adopter phase is over are simply wrong. Assuming around 5 million consumer wallets represented 5 million users (they don't), and total internet users are 3 billion, we are optimistically at 1/6th of 1 percent penetration. More realistically it is 0.1%. Therefore we are still very early in the innovator phase.

    Bitcoin price perspective since creation:

    2009   +4,867% 

    2010   +387%

    2011   +1,320%

    2012   +170%

    2013   +5,317%

    2014*   – 68%    

    (*2014 being the best year for VC investments, legal clarity,startups and merchant/users adoption so far)