Eleven years after we met Bitcoin, where do we stand with the innovation, investment, and imagination it engendered? A Bitcoin is worth $12,000, blockchain-native assets are growing, Etherium creates its own opportunities, and even Facebook wants in. Visionaries and zealots believe the whole world’s GDP might eventually be tied to blockchains–that this decentralized economy is as disruptive to systems and institutions as was the internet itself. Meanwhile, scams and frauds abound. Two articulate experts explain what’s going on.
- Jalak Jobanputra, founding partner, Future/Perfect Ventures
- Lex Sokolin, global fintech co-head, ConsenSys