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Stephen L. Carter

I Still Believe in Bitcoin

For those willing to take the risk, money without government carries a certain appeal.
Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg
Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg

Call me a dreamer. Call me a contrarian. I still believe in Bitcoins.

The collapse of Mt. Gox -- and the evident disappearance of perhaps 6 percent of the world's supply of the virtual currency -- hasn't put me off at all. And even if I'm wrong, and Bitcoin fails, I'll probably support the next digital currency. The reason is simple: For those willing to take the risk, eyes wide open and fully informed, money without government carries a certain appeal.