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The Bitcoin Revolution Hits TechCrunch Disrupt Next Week

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http://techcrunch.com – Once a consuming hobby for a coterie of anarcho-libertarians and and others predicting an econo-apocalypse, Bitcoin started crossing over into the mainstream in a big way this year, attracting the interest and dollars of Silicon Valley VC firms. While the math-based currency is trading at about half its peak U.S. dollar value this year, there are startups betting that this was just a temporary spike and then correction. They’re predicting that Bitcoin is still on a long path toward changing the way transactions and micro-payments are handled online. The currency allows for irreversible (IT news)