“Perianne flew out to San Jose over the weekend and reached out to the 1100 attendees and sponsors of the first major Bitcoin conference. We have several interviews from bitcoin millionaires, investors, and developers that we will be sharing over the next few weeks. Today, we feature the CEO of BitInstant, Charlie Shrem, who will explain how easy it is to buy Bitcoins.” RT
The New York Observer’s Jessica Roy profiles of EVR, the first gastro-pub/bar to accept Bitcoins in NYC and BitInstant, the Bitcoin startup that makes it easy for people to use the crypto-currency.
“I went to Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley, and every investor knows what bitcoin is and they’re all trying to invest,” Mr. Shrem explained. “Lightspeed, Greylock, Fred Wilson’s company [Union Square Ventures]—they all want to get involved, it’s crazy. And I’m like, ‘Guys, where were you two years ago?’”
TechCruch’s Colleen Taylor interviews Cameron Winklevoss after he revealed that Winklevoss Capital led a recent seed funding round for BitInstant.
“One of the most exciting things about people who are into Bitcoin is that they’re a really passionate community, and Charlie is a passionate entrepreneur. He would be in that category of someone who lives, breathes, and sleeps Bitcoin.” – Cameron Winklevoss