A glimpse at Silicon Valley’s cryptocurrency craze: A melding of reality, fantasy and hype

A glimpse at Silicon Valley’s cryptocurrency craze: A melding of reality, fantasy and hype

Oliver Bussmann tells the Token Summit in San Francisco about the blockchain-friendly town of Zug, Switzerland, and the Crypto Valley Association. The hype that has fueled the skyrocketing prices of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies was on full display this week in San Francisco, where a conference showcasing young companies seeking to catch the crypto wave before it crests offered a perplexing mix of a fantastical future and likely reality. There was a feeling in the air at the Token Summit similar to the dot-com boom, when many optimistic entrepreneurs piled onto a new technology hoping to cash in with […]