Very useful post, I agree. It seems the “unavoidable” things are there now, and companies have to cope with it, and take all opportunities from them. But as “networking” is still considered as “wasting time”, underlining spending time with “friends” on social web for example, lots of companies build walls. but we now (and history tells us) that walls are not efficient anymore in a globalization world, wired, ubiquitous, and always-on.
It’s a matter of change…
I wrote something that could add a stone to debate, feel free to comment :
It is however possible to regulate the use of Bitcoin in a similar way to any other instrument. Just like the dollar, Bitcoin can be used for a wide variety of purposes, some of which can be considered legitimate or not as per each jurisdiction's laws. In this regard, Bitcoin is no different than any other tool or resource and can be subjected to different regulations in each country. Bitcoin use could also be made difficult by restrictive regulations, in which case it is hard to determine what percentage of users would keep using the technology. A government that chooses to ban Bitcoin would prevent domestic businesses and markets from developing, shifting innovation to other countries. The challenge for regulators, as always, is to develop efficient solutions while not impairing the growth of new emerging markets and businesses.