A $25 million bet on Bitcoin: is this really the “tipping point?”

Bitcoin got a huge financial and symbolic boost this week with news of the biggest ever investment into a bitcoin business called Coinbase. But for the currency to last, it has to show that it can find a use beyond speculation, and that Bitcoin’s guardians can help it become a consumer product.

The future of Bitcoin: 3 predictions from experts

Bitcoin is being treated as a serious currency by investors, entrepreneurs and the government. GigaOM convened experts to hear what they say about what will happen next — here’s three highlights.