Bitcoin Q&A: What is the biggest threat? (Clip)
Last chance to aquire a rare stake in one of the largest Digital Currency Exchanges in the world (trades BTX on margin plus ~10 other crypto currencies/assets - huge volume). They just had their best month (turnover/volume and profit) since they were the target of a death-blow size theft ($75m USD stolen). This normally would cause 99% of companies to close doors, let the liquidators pick at the bones like with Mtgox incident. Instead of throwing in the towl, Bitfinex did something had nobody had ever done before - which was to sell equity in their company and make the 'claims' for stolen funds tradeable. This brilliant move allowed the company to remain solvent and eventually (well on track) to make good on repayment of the entire theft loss. The emerging newer crypto currencies on the market aren't missed this way either, without you having to pick and chose through 500coins, owning shares in an exchange means you profit over whatever happens to be highly traded at the time. The circumstances on how they fucked up so badly in the first place are explained in great detail here. Important to understand if you plan to trust them.
The state of Bitcoin in 2017 - Worth a read if you are involved or just interested. It's good to hear from somebody who knows what they're talking about.