Today is the beginning of something new for Bitcoin. Bitcorati.com is live!
Who are the Bitcorati? You are! We are! The Bitcorati are a sophisticated, smart and rapidly growing network of people and businesses around the world who support Bitcoin! Bitcorati represents the many leaders and experts in areas such as cryptography, engineering, digital currency, marketing, finance, economics, and law who are leading the future of bitcoin and an era of math-based, decentralized protocols for value exchange.
Bitcorati aims to solve several key issues related to mass adoption of Bitcoin and its perceived legitimacy. Even before people have bitcoins they want to know who will accept them, where to buy them, how to store them safely, and especially who to trust. The Bitcorati bitcoin directory and professional community will now help address these issues, providing visitors with a valuable resource to track the state of the bitcoin economy and know who’s who in the world of bitcoins.
Over the past 15 months I’ve spent hundreds and sleepless nights studying, researching an investing in Bitcoin, and getting to know the people and business involved with this emerging technology. It’s already been a wild ride, but we’re just getting started. In 2013 I traveled around and spoke with many of the top bitcoin experts and entrepreneurs– to get a sense of what’s really going on (outside the media and news headlines). What I discovered was both inspiring and exciting and its compelled me to move full-steam ahead with Bitcorati.com.
Although I’ve had to endure several setbacks over the past year in an effort to launch Bitcorati, I’m happy to say I stayed the course. A couple pleasant spikes in the value of bitcoins has put me in a unique position to bootstrap Bitcorati and even part ways with a cushy job at eBay to focus on Bitcorati full-time!