From New York University to Berkeley, Bitcoin has set off a dash to understand the technology and economic risks of virtual currency.
Nathaniel PopperThe price of Bitcoin may have fallen, but the mania hasn't cooled off on campus where all the elite universities are racing to create Bitcoin and blockchain classes
Nathaniel PopperI have found It is very easy to find computer scientists and law professors interested in Bitcoin and blockchain -- and very hard (not impossible!) to find university economists. Thoughts on why?
The possibility of a windfall lures many who see themselves in a financial rut.
Nathaniel Popperan important look at one of the many small town groups that urged people to look to bitcoin to make up for all their other financial mistakes. only problem is, many of them began buying in dec. when the price was at its peak. from @chicoharlan
When the price of Bitcoin goes down, activity on an influential exchange pumps it back up. That has investors and regulators asking questions.
Nathaniel PopperAcademics found evidence that Bitcoin's big run in 2013 was artificially driven by a single actor on Mt. Gox. Traders worry something similar has been happening recently on the largest exchange today.