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Bitcoin founder claims provoke fresh round of squabbling

Web-based currency's system needs "adults" to make decisions: US professor

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Many investors and start-up firms remain optimistic about bitcoin and are making money from it. But Prof Emin Gun Sirer of Cornell University says the appearance of internal conflict is undermining it.

London

AS ONE would-be father of bitcoin falls by the wayside, squabbling among the Web-based currency's lead developers is exposing a fundamental flaw: it must evolve to meet growing demand, but may lack a governance structure to achieve this.

The latest bickering erupted after