a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: Bitcoin, Greece, and What’s Next for Cryptocurrency

Brian Armstrong and Christopher Mims

Posted August 7, 2015


There are few things as old as financial catastrophe, except maybe finance. But in the latest fiscal meltdown in Greece, people started asking questions about whether newer technology — bitcoin and the underlying blockchain — could help. One of those was Wall Street Journal columnist Christopher Mims.

In this episode of the pod, Mims and Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong talk about the current state and future possibility of bitcoin and the bitcoin blockchain. When it comes to Greece — or the next financial snafu — Armstrong and Mims think there is potential for bitcoin to help, but some education and UI mainstreaming needs to happen first.