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Battling for bitcoin

Within the bitcoin uprising, there is a battle for the hearts of the early bitcoin adopters.

On the one side, there are bitcoin entrepreneurs like Barry Silbert. He is the founder of Bitcoin Investment Trust, a kind of bitcoin mutual fund for high-net-worth investors. He believes regulation will help to accelerate the adoption of bitcoin.

On the other side there are bitcoin investors like Mike Robinson, who believe government intervention of any kind poses the biggest threat to bitcoin's future.

In the middle is the Bitcoin Foundation, an advocacy group which has the delicate task of balancing the desires of both parties of the bitcoin faithful.