Gene Marks: The Fate of Bitcoin Is In The Hands of Jeff Bezos

amazon21 Mar 2014 / Small Business Trends – There’s a great deal of talk around the bitcoin virtual currency – both good and bad talk. Gene Marks, a small business expert and writer for outlets like Inc., Forbes, the New York Times and others, recently wrote about the one person he felt could “legitimize” bitcoin into the mainstream.

I caught up with Gene to get his take on the current state of bitcoin, why it’s getting so much attention, and why he feels Jeff Bezos is the one who could bring it to the masses. Below is an edited transcript of our conversation. To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player below the transcript.

Small Business Trends: Can you tell us a bit about your background?

Gene Marks: I run a 10-person technology firm. My firm sells 5 CRM applications and we provide all of the services around it. We are based outside of Philadelphia and have 600 clients that we serve.

I do a lot of writing. I write everyday for the New York Times and once a week for Inc. and Forbes,, Fox Business, The Huffington Post, and Philadelphia Magazine. I get up early, I do my writing early and then I go run my business. I write about small business management, technology and topics like that.

Small Business Trends: Can you explain a little bit about what bitcoin actually is?

Gene Marks: It is a virtual currency. It is something that you and I could actually create out of thin air if we so choose and if we are smart enough to go through a very complex mathematical algorithm that people can answer and create for themselves….. Read more

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