BitCoin LogoMarc Andreessen, co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has published an editorial in the New York Times explaining why Bitcoin is a good thing.

Andreessen Horowitz has been an early supporter of Bitcoin, an online form of currency that has recently been at the center of a lot of controversy. They have invested nearly $50 million in startups related to Bitcoin, and have been vocal about the positive benefits of such a system of payment.

“A mysterious new technology emerges, seemingly out of nowhere, but actually the result of two decades of intense research and development by nearly anonymous researchers,” the article begins.

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