TagMarc Andreessen

Why Banks’ Best Bet is a Public Blockchain (With Bitcoin)


Asking for blockchain without bitcoin struck Marc Andreessen as wanting “online” without the Internet. Siddharth Kalla, the chief technology officer of Acupay, a technology provider in New York specializing in cross-border finance, believes Andreessen was astute when he tweeted this observation in December. Kalla, writing in American Banker, is the most recent financial observer to take issue...

Investment In Bitcoin Surpasses The Early Internet’s By 25%


Investment in bitcoin is outpacing that of the early Internet by almost 25%, according to a report today by the International Business Times, a London, U.K.-based newspaper. Venture capitalist investment in bitcoin startups is projected to be $786 million in 2015, compared with $639 million in Internet companies in 1996, the report noted. The venture capital investing includes the $116 million...

Why Marc Andreessen Will Stand by Bitcoin in 2015

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Bitcoin investor Marc Andreessen has said that he stands by Bitcoin. His statements comes in the wake of the poor start that Bitcoin has had in the opening hours and days of 2015. He shared his thoughts with the world via 26 Twitter messages in which he held court on the various arguments that have been made about Bitcoin’s poor showing and volatility. Also read: Marc Andreessen: Bitcoin Will...

Marc Andreessen: Bitcoin Will Work in a Spectacular Way


Bloomberg Markets magazine interviewed Marc Andreessen at the firm's headquarters in Menlo Park, the Washington Post reports. Marc Andreessen, co-author of Mosaic web browser and co-founder of Netscape Communications, is one of the persons who invented today's Internet. Since Netscape was bought out by America Online (AOL) in 1999, Andreessen has spent his time making other key innovations and...

Netscape Founder Wishes He Invented Bitcoin

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In a recent interview with CNET, Netscape founder Marc Andreessen shared his viewpoint on Bitcoin, saying that he wished he invented Bitcoin without hesitation. "When we tried to get investors for Netscape, most of them said 'you're out of your mind," Andreessen said. "This is the thing that's most like that of anything I've seen in the last 20 years." Also read: Coinbase Raises $25 Million From...

Is Facebook thinking about accepting Bitcoin?


The price of Bitcoin is soaring today. We already have some theories about this being discussed here. Among some positive messages, something else was made public today. Something involving Facebook and e-money services, according to the Financial Times. Don't start packing for the moon just yet, there is no guarantee Facebook is thinking about accepting Bitcoin. There are some reasons why it...