London Loves Business’ Shruti Tripathi geeks out about Bitcoin with Charlie Shrem.
“Bitcoin will find its place in the world. It’s great for remittance, donation or helping small countries in Africa in moving money between them, and supporting trade and people who live in these locations. We want people to have better access to money and trade in that. I’m a purist – I want to make the world a better place.”
EVR partners Charlie Shrem and Alex Likhtenstein
CNN Money’s Emily Jane Fox profile EVR, the first NYC Bar to accept Bitcoins.
“When we opened a few months ago, I said that we needed to be the first New York bar to accept Bitcoins,” said Charlie Shrem, the 23-year old co-owner of the midtown Manhattan bar. “We’re putting up stickers and banners to make sure they know this is the Bitcoin place.”
John Matonis, the payments, cryptography, and digital currencies contributor to Forbes explains how the Bitcoin Foundation will accelerate the global growth of bitcoin through standardization, protection, and promotion of the open source protocol.
“My hope is that the Bitcoin Foundation will be the organization that focuses and unlocks all of your energy and talents towards promoting Bitcoins, protecting them, and increasing their legitimacy through standardization. Bitcoins truly are the Internet’s currency in my opinion and it’s so exciting to be a part of this disruptive and engaging technology!” – Peter Vessenes