Bitcoin: Benefit or Curse?

@article{Hurlburt2014BitcoinBO,
  title={Bitcoin: Benefit or Curse?},
  author={George F. Hurlburt and Irena Bojanova},
  journal={IT Professional},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={10-15}
}
The new world of mobile devices offers reasonable likelihood that virtual currency will prevail on a global scale. Currently, the bitcoin crypto-currency model appears to be a forerunner. Bitcoin, a highly disruptive technology, has both supporters and detractors. Nonetheless, in concert with other trends, some form of virtual currency, even if a successor to bitcoin, appears to have a path forward. Virtual currencies will likely gain in stature as other novel, unspecified, and disruptive… 

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