So besides this video being TOTALLY AWESOME for bitpay and more importantly bitcoin in general, you've decided to pick on the patent?
There were 4 VC groups and over 200 attendees at this conference. All with investment $$$ and hearing about the potential opportunities bitcoin brings to the payments space.
I would rather like to thanks Tony for taking the time to submit his business and win a spot to present at this conference. Your bitcoins may be just a little bit more valuable tomorrow.
Yeah, I did neglect to heap praise on the awesomeness that is a Bitcoin startup approaching VC groups...
probably because the ****ing cancer of anticompetitive patents really puts a bitter taste on it.
But you know.. realistically - there's bugger all I can do about it... a solid patent arsenal will make a business more attractive to those handy bitcoin-price-pumping VC types.... and it's all about the price after all, not freedoms and principles and all that guff.. right!?
(In fairness - there's probably not much choice for a serious bitcoin startup. Patents probably need to be held at least for defensive purposes)