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“Is it safe?” Banking in 2014

May 1, 2014

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“Is it safe?” Banking in 2014

May 1, 2014

by: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Szell:  Is it safe? Babe:  I don’t know what you mean. I can’t tell you something’s safe or not, unless I know specifically what you’re talking about. Szell:  Is it safe? Babe: Yes, it’s safe, it’s very safe, it’s so safe you wouldn’t believe it. Szell:  Is it safe? Babe:  No. It’s not safe, it’s… very dangerous, be careful.

In the 1976 movie Marathon Man, Babe (Dustin Hoffman) is held down while Nazi war criminal Szell (Laurence Olivier) drills Babe’s teeth without anesthetic, trying to learn if it is safe to sell a cache of diamonds stolen from concentration camp

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Should Your Bank Do Business with Bitcoin?

February 10, 2014

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Should Your Bank Do Business with Bitcoin?

February 10, 2014

by: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

If you hear the word “Bitcoin” and roll your eyes, a glimpse into the Bitcoin economy may inspire a new respect. In Spring 2013, the Bitcoin economy topped the $1 billion mark for a time, which is more than the economy of some small countries. This is not a pyramid scheme — this is potentially a whole new way of making payments.

What is Bitcoin?

If you are not a technology guru, Bitcoin can be a difficult concept to wrap your arms around. Bitcoin is a crypto-currency designed to create a new kind of money. Bitcoin uses cryptography, or a

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