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Bitcoin is still having a tough time. 

Branson is one of the biggest advocates for Bitcoin, letting Virgin Galactic travelers pay with the digital currency in 2013. He's also an investor in Bitcoin payment processing company BitPay and has publicly expressed his belief that "Bitcoin is working." 

After its price plummeted to below $200 in early 2015, Bitcoin has seen good days and bad ones. When Coinbase started the first regulated U.S. exchange, some of the Bitcoin faithful had high hopes. In April, though, Bitcoin exchange Buttercoin shut its doors due to lack of funding.

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