By Mark Norton 7/30/2014
The end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 was a brutal time for Bitcoin businesses: BitInstant, BitFloor, Coinlenders and Input.io, Silkroad, Neo and Bee, and finally, the massive crash of Mt. Gox. For a little while it seemed as though a week didn’t pass without headline news (both in and out of the Bitcoin specialty press) of a major hack, theft, or indictment. The mainstream press reveled in the abundant proof that Bitcoin was a passing fad and reported numerous times on the death of Bitcoin.