There was a time when believers in bitcoin, the virtual currency backed by math instead of any government, thought that it might one day replace cash as a relatively anonymous way to pay for everything from groceries to your morning coffee.
Now, that dream might be smack dab in the midst of crashing down, a function of the currency’s code playing out. At stake is nothing less than two competing visions for the future of bitcoin itself.
“The Dream of Buying a Coffee With Bitcoin Is Dying, If It’s Not Already Dead” – Vice | $422.18
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