The book I've been reading entitled Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying To Reinvent Money has elicited some interesting comments from people I've randomly crossed paths with of late. Most recently a couple of real estate agents, after noticing it on a public table I happened to be sitting at, revealed to me that they'd received offers from buyers wanting to purchase their new home in bitcoin. Sadly, in both cases, the agents said they declined in large part because of their lack of understanding of how bitcoin works.
Let me take you back to August 16, 2010. That was the date I moved from Sacramento, California to Denver after nearly six years in the Golden State. SacTown, as it is affectionately called was struggling mightily on the heels of the 2008 recession, gasping for air trying to gain its footing. The Mile High City on the other hand was on a rapid climb leading to its current status as one of America's fastest growing cities.
For Cubans, the week of July 19, 2015 was epic as the country's first documented Bitcoin transaction occurred and is now in the history books. This digital currency milestone, the seeds of which began in February 2015, was fueled by an ambitious man by the name of Fernando Villar, founder of BitcoinCuba.org.