Bitcoin (and Blockchain)

Some Thoughts on the State of Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies for the Start of 2015

Beyond Bitcoin: The Blockchain

a16z Podcast: The State of the Bitcoin Ecosystem, and a Theory on Satoshi

Chris Dixon and Balaji Srinivasan discuss the state of the Bitcoin ecosystem now that the Mt. Gox dust has settled. What’s next in crypto-currency, and a theory on Bitcoin creator Satoshi (not Dorian) Nakamoto.

Why Bitcoin Matters

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A mysterious new technology emerges, seemingly out of nowhere, but actually the result of two decades of intense research and development by nearly anonymous researchers.

Political idealists project visions of liberation and revolution onto it; establishment elites heap contempt and scorn on it.

On the other hand, technologists – nerds – are transfixed by it. They see within it enormous potential and spend their nights and weekends tinkering with it.

Eventually mainstream products, companies and industries emerge to commercialize it; its effects become profound; and later, many people wonder why its powerful promise wasn’t more obvious from the start.

What technology am I talking about? Personal computers in 1975, the Internet in 1993, and – I believe – Bitcoin in 2014. MORE

Why I’m Interested in Bitcoin


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