Bitcoin Update

I wrote a post about Bitcoin last November wondering if it was over or if we were just in a down phase in the hype cycle (http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2011/11/bitcoin.html).

In the nine months since that post, Bitcoin has made a nice recovery. The price is up and volume of transactions is increasing.

Bitcoin is still very much a fringe thing and is tiny as these things go. Compared the the volume of transactions Square will do with Starbucks, Bitcoin looks like a joke.

But I like to pay attention to the jokes, the laughing stocks, because occasionally they get the last laugh.

I am curious what the AVC community thinks about Bitcoin these days.