Welcome to our monthly Blockchain in the Media post, where each month we like to share articles that have been published where Blockchain has been featured or mentioned. Here are just some of those articles; if you write about Blockchain, please get in touch, we’d love to include the article in our edition next month.
Blockchain CEO Nic Cary, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire and Coinbase’s Adam White discuss the Bitcoin wallet business and prospects for the digital currency. They speak with Erik Schatzker from the Money2020 conference in Las Vegas on “Market Makers.”
Blockchain President Peter Smith said the company believed in supporting more developers entering the bitcoin universe, particularly students. “To be successful as a company and as an industry, we’re going to need an incredible amount of talented developers working on bitcoin.”
The Money20/20 Hackathon took place in November, with challenges to develop a variety of FinTech applications using APIs, SDKs and other tools presented by the following sponsoring companies: Bionym, Blockchain.info, Chain.com, Feedzai, Intuit, MasterCard, Mercury Payment Systems (a Vantiv company), ModoPayments and PayPal.
The first panel, ‘Bitcoin as a Technology’, featured Chain CEO Adam Ludwin, BitGo CEO Will O’Brien, Ribbit Capital partner Nick Shalek and Blockchain President Peter Smith. Ludwin kicked off proceedings aiming to dispel any notions that bitcoin and the blockchain could be separated. He addressed the Goldman Sachs report on digital currencies issued earlier this year which expressed interest in the blockchain, but not the digital currency. Smith called it a “fashionable” sentiment in the FinTech community right now.
Nicolas Cary, CEO of Blockchain.info, will deliver the opening keynote address with an “International Review: Bitcoin Stories from Across the Globe.” We also asked Cary to share some of his thoughts on recent industry events.
Peter Smith from Blockchain talked about the company and its journey to 2.5+ million users. He placed emphasis upon what Bitcoin brings to countries and continents where access to conventional banking is expensive and out of reach to a significant range of the population.
Peter Smith, President of Blockchain, was significantly more conservative. “I think that people are comfortable with the $350-$450 price range right now,” he said. That would keep the price right around where it currently is.
Some renowned Bitcoin personalities that are on the list are Nic Cary, Jon Lee, and Vlad Zamfir, who are going to going to give students a crash course in cryptocurrency and entrepreneurship opportunities for Bitcoin enthusiasts. Blockchain CEO Nic Cary will speak at the Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences.