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Bitcoin as payment for open-source development

22 Jan, 2014

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal David Johnston says that the next wave of Bitcoin investments will be more customer-centric and include payments for open source development:

The real potential [of Bitcoin], the mass-market potential, is where we replace more consumer-facing things, like eTrade or Dropbox. In the next couple of years this next wave of applications will be built on top of Bitcoin.

Johnston said he expects the group to back 20 more open-source software projects this year that rely on Bitcoin.