Bitcoin guru puts in two cents about digital currency

From Boston Herald
By Jordan Graham
November 5, 2013

Bitcoin — the digital currency produced by solving complex math problems with computers — has a place on Main Street, according to a local startup founder who is determined to carve that place out.

Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO of Circle Internet Financial plans to bring the digital currency to businesses and consumers by building software that make payments easy, but also by working with regulators and the public to eliminate any Bitcoin stigma.

“We see the fundamental economic and user benefit of this,” Allaire said at Boston University’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy. “We’re still in the Wild West phase, and hopefully getting beyond that in the next year or two.”

Allaire, who also founded the online video company Brightcove, said the key is giving consumers and merchants a better understanding of Bitcoin…

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