NewsPicks Roundtable: The Bitcoin Era

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Naysayers and Cassandras forecast a crash to rival the housing crisis of 2008. Optimists -- or simply those with a long position -- say Bitcoin could reach $1 million valuation. The world of finance will never be the same. Or will it? We asked three of NewsPicks’ smartest Pickers to give us their thoughts on the meteoric rise -- and possible fall -- of cryptocurrencies.
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Great insights from our ProPickers about the rise of crypto currencies... To see more smart curation and conversation, download the NewsPicks app in the App Store. (Android version available soon.)
Thank you, ProPickers, for the great insights. I don’t know much about cryptocurrency, but I think blockchain technology is fascinating and that its potential is huge.

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