I decided to create a new thread instead of posting in that other long one because I think it's a bit stupid to cram everything in just one thread making it virtually impossible for someone to learn from.
Read all of it here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmaton...coin-projects/CoinLab Attracts $500,000 in Venture Capital for Bitcoin Projects
4/24/2012 @ 1:25AM
In the first official venture capital raise for a direct investment in bitcoin, CoinLab secured $500,000 today from seed stage Silicon Valley firm Draper Associates and others, including Seattle angel investor Geoff Entress, former assistant treasurer at Microsoft Jack Jolley, and familiar bitcoin investor Roger Ver. Jolley will also join the company as its Chief Financial Officer...
Looks like things are getting serious. Plus there's this:
http://www.thebitcointrader.com/2012...-contract.htmlBitinstant Hints at New Contract Allowing Bitcoins to be Purchased from 700,000 Locations Including Wal-Mart and 7-11
Bitcoin's future sure looks bright!