Why People Get Religious about Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency’s price is soaring, but the fervor is about more than just an investment opportunity.

Haobtc’s bitcoin mine site manager, Guo-hua, checks mining equipment inside their bitcoin mine near Kongyuxiang, Sichuan, China — Paul Ratje/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

By Mike Orcutt

The Bitcoin phenomenon isn’t about a bunch of people who all believe the cryptocurrency is a good investment. That’s part of it. But for many, the belief in Bitcoin’s power to transform…

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