Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Bitcoin: Fad or The Future of Currency?
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Bitcoin: Fad or The Future of Currency?


Published on

In today's payment technology marketplace, Bitcoin is still considered a newcomer in the early stages of adoption. While it is garnering a lot of attention, the emerging payment option is often …

In today's payment technology marketplace, Bitcoin is still considered a newcomer in the early stages of adoption. While it is garnering a lot of attention, the emerging payment option is often overshadowed by the fear of the unknown and the discussions around its future can be polarizing. Some companies are starting to embrace it and show traction, while others are publically stating that they will not support it, for now. This session will explore the virtual currency landscape and the impact of Bitcoin, why it is stealing the spotlight and the challenges associated with adoption and regulation.

Published in: Technology, Economy & Finance
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. Bitcoin Fad or The Future of Currency?
  • 2. Latest Headlines Counterterrorism Program Names Virtual Currencies As Area Of Interest China Construction Bank shuts down bitcoin, litecoin transactions State regulators issue virtual currency warning Bank of Canada unconcerned about growing popularity of bitcoin Wisconsin State Assembly Candidate Accepts Bitcoin Contributions Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Forces Candidate To Return Bitcoin Donation New York casino offers latest virtual currency site MasterCard is paying lobbyists to concentrate on Bitcoin and mobile payments. Buying Beer With Bitcoin is Legal in California Ohio Bans Buying Booze With Bitcoin
  • 3. 2014TeslaModelS 91.4Bitcoins($103,000) December 12, 2013
  • 4. 2014LamborghiniGallardoLP560-4 216.843Bitcoins($209,995) December 13, 2013
  • 5. Twobedroomapartment,Olso,Norway 5,600Bitcoins($680,000) October 29, 2013
  • 6. NASCARSponsorship 67,000,000Dogecoin($55,000) March 25, 2014
  • 7. 10,000 Bitcoins ($25) May 22, 2010 “I'll pay 10,000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas.. like maybe 2 large ones so I have some left over for the next day. I just think it would be interesting if I could say that I paid for a pizza in bitcoins ”
  • 8. James Gagliardi James Gagliardi is Vice President of Product and Innovation at Digital River. He is responsible for the strategy behind the company’s global product roadmap and ensuring its suite of cloud commerce products and solutions meet, exceed and anticipate the needs of Digital River’s world-renowned clients. Views and opinions expressed here are my own. @jamesgagliardi 1LC2QvM8zrhtD57ewygsRnJZK65nCE3DuG
  • 10. OUR CUSTOMERS INCLUDE TOP GLOBAL BRANDS $390M in 2013 revenue $30B annual online transactions (ttm) 20 years of experience 31 offices around the world 1,300+ commerce experts 243 serving countries and territories 200 payment methods Digital River
  • 11. Virtual Currencies
  • 12. Virtual Currencies “An unregulated, digital money, which is issued and usually controlled by its developers, and used and accepted among the members of a specific virtual community”- European Central Bank “A medium of exchange that operates like a currency in some environments, but does not have all the attributes of real currency” - US Department of Treasury
  • 13. Virtual Currencies GOA Virtual Currency U.S. Dollars Real Goods & Services Virtual Goods & Services Closed Flow Virtual Currency U.S. Dollars Real Goods & Services Virtual Goods & Services Hybrid Virtual Currency U.S. Dollars Real Goods & Services Virtual Goods & Services Open Flow
  • 14. Closed System Super Mario Bros. 100 coins gives Mario an extra life
  • 15. Semi-Closed System
  • 16. HybridSystem Chuck E. Cheese’s Tokens and Tickets
  • 17. HybridSystem Chuck E. Cheese’s Tokens and Tickets
  • 18. Hybrid/OpenSystem Delta SkyMiles
  • 19. Open System Second Life – Linden Dollar
  • 20. Abandoned Currencies
  • 21. Microsoft Points Microsoft Points Users' existing Microsoft Points will be converted into a currency amount equal to or greater than their current Points balance.
  • 22. FacebookCredits
  • 23. CanadianDigital Currency Mint Chip
  • 24. Failed and Abandoned Virtual Currencies Flooz (1999-2001) Beenz (1998-2001) E-Gold (1996-2009) InternetCash (1999-2001) DigiCash (1990-1998) CyberCash (1994-2001) Microsoft Points (2006-2013) Facebook Credits (2009-2012) Canadian MintChip (2012-2014)
  • 25. Bitcoin
  • 26. Decentralized Virtual Currency Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system that is not controlled by one central authority. Cryptocurrency coins are "mined" with computers by solving complex mathematical equations called "hashes".
  • 27. Bitcoin 2008: registered 2008: Satoshi Nakamoto published Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System that describes everything you need to know about Bitcoin 2009: Open Source Software Launched 2010: Mt.Gox, Bitcoin exchange was established 2010: Silk Road Launched 2011: Wikileaks started accepting BTC donation 2011: EFF Stops accepting Bitcoin 2011: First Bitcoin conference 2012: Wordpress accepts Bitcoin 2013: First Bitcoin ATM unveiled 2014: begins accepting Bitcoin, $124,000 in sales on first day. 2014: Mt.Gox, loses 800,000 bitcoin
  • 28. Bitcoin vs. bitcoinsSystem, protocol, community currency
  • 29. Bitcoin Currency BTC/XBT 1 bitcoin= 1 BTC 1 cBTC = 0.01 BTC 1 mBTC = 0.001 BTC 1 μBTC = 0.000001 BTC 1 satoshi= 0.00000001 BTC $4.00 = 0.009324 BTC $4.00 = 9324.00 Bits (μBTC) Dominican Joe Coffee Shop
  • 30. BitcoinCurrency Exchange Rate
  • 31. Commodity Bitcoin is actually a commodity with its own fluctuating value, like a stock or bond. The proper way to think about Bitcoin for now is not as a currency, due to its lack of price- stability, but rather as a commodity - Salil Deshpande, Managing Director at Bain Venture Capital Scarcity helps drive up the price of a commodity. Food prices rise when a drought chokes off supplies, for example, and bitcoin has its scarcity built in. Bitcoin has been classified as a commodity in Finland after the Scandinavian country’s central bank declared that it did not meet the definition of a currency.
  • 32. Bitcoin System WalletMining Transferring Blockchain
  • 33. MiningMiners bring new Bitcoins into the circulation through a complex mathematical and computing process. The total number of Bitcoin is capped at 21 million BTC.
  • 34. Wallet 1LC2QvM8zrhtD57ewygsRnJZK65nCE3DuG Wallets are computer files that hold bitcoins. Similar to how emails are sent between email addresses, bitcoins are sent between wallets. Each wallet has a unique address that distinguishes it from other wallets. If you lose the address, that Bitcoin is lost to you forever.
  • 35. Transfer Email or Bitcoin Address
  • 36. Transfer QR Codes
  • 37. Blockchain The blockchain stores a public leger of every transaction made. It is used to verify transactions and prevent fraud and double- spending, making Bitcoin secure. Bitcoin transactions are generally irreversible, and users could lose their principal if they hold onto bitcoins for an extended period of time.
  • 38. How to buy Bitcoin Bitcoin ATM In-PersonOnline Exchange
  • 39. In-Person
  • 40. Bitcoin ATM
  • 41. Bitcoin ATM Authentication Requirements Email Face Palm Print Government ID
  • 42. BitcoinOnline Exchange Mt.Gox
  • 43. Bitcoin Exchange
  • 44. Buying Bitcoin Verification Method
  • 45. Buying Bitcoin Verification Method
  • 46. Buying Bitcoin Link A Bank Account
  • 47. Buying Bitcoin Verification Method
  • 48. Buying Bitcoin Verification Method
  • 49. Silk Road
  • 50. Using Bitcoin
  • 51. Vending Machine Marijuana vending machine accepts Bitcoin
  • 52. Paying with Bitcoin
  • 53. Paying with Bitcoin Notable Brands
  • 54. Paying with Bitcoin
  • 55. Yelp Adds Bitcoin
  • 56. Bitcoin Debit Card Xapo debit card
  • 57. Alternatives
  • 58. Cryptocurrency Name Market Cap Price 1 Bitcoin $5,511,150,639 $432.88 2 Litecoin $286,348,565 $10.19 3 Peercoin $43,851,072 $2.05 4 Ripple $39,426,230 $ 0.005202 5 Dogecoin $34,645,538 $0.000455 6 Nxt $22,512,348 $0.022512 7 Namecoin $17,674,551 $2.04 8 Mastercoin $17,587,609 $31.23 9 BlackCoin $9,271,423 $0.12 10 DarkCoin $7,037,259 $1.67
  • 59. CreditCard
  • 60. PayPal
  • 61. Amazon
  • 62. Apple
  • 63. Google
  • 64. Facebook
  • 65. Carrier Billing
  • 66. Wire Transfer
  • 67. Bitcoin ADVANTAGES Low transaction fees Fewer risks for merchants Security and control No Risk of “Charge-backs” Global DISADVANTAGES Consumer onboarding difficulty Wallets Can Be Lost No Buyer Protection Volatility Regulation uncertainty Bitcoin is property, subject to capital gains
  • 68. Sound Off Questions, Comments, Thoughts
  • 69. References Bitcoin TryBTC Coindesk History of Bitcoin BitLegal United States Government Accountability Office Internal Revenue Service Guidance Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1119.pdf
  • 70. Bitcoin Fad or The Future of Currency?