It’s just a pure journalistic view of what Bitcoin is and what it has the potential to be that deserves commendation. This realization of theirs can go a long way to assist future understanding and use of Bitcoin to their almost three million readers every day, making USA Today the #1 daily newspaper in the United States. This assumes that the online piece will make its way into the newspaper’s “Tech” section, and not just the website, at some point. (The USA Today website is one of the Top 300 websites in the world and Top 75 in the US. The Bitcoin USA Today article is currently the second headline in their “Tech” section” on the front page.)
The Bitcoin Foundation is working on an international monetary symbol of “XBT” for Bitcoin currency. This would tie it loosely to the financial symbol of Gold (XAU), which should strengthen its profile and infrastructure.
Creating an accepted international monetary symbol for Bitcoin would put it “on the same level as other existing national currencies,” says Jon Matonis, Executive Director of The Bitcoin Foundation. “It is volatile right now. It’s only five and a half years old. It’s like a baby trying to walk still.”
This review by USA Today is a very fair, unbiased update on where Bitcoin stands as it heads confidently into 2015. The article clearly hits the recent lows the technology faced in 2014. Yet, the article shows an upswing in their appraisal of it’s future, and it makes sure to end on a high note of future growth and maturity. They spent time talking to industry experts, and Ben Lawsky, czar of New York’s infamous BitLicense. This is indeed a rare time when the mainstream sees the forest through the trees, and reports the relevant news, not the spin.
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