@mlevchin Max Levchin on the future of blockchain and bitcoin

Max Levchin, one of the founders of PayPal and a very successful entrepreneur and investor in many different startups in the Silicon Valley, was recently on stage at the South by Southwest conference (SXSW2016) in Austin, Texas.

He had a very interesting keynote speech in general, but the one thing I though I would share came just at the very end, with a question from the audience about blockchain.

Levchin spoke of both blockchain and bitcoin, and he clearly has been following both trends since early on in the game.

Still, he claims he is very bearish on bitcoin, also due to the recent harsh discussions around features and directions of the bitcoin protocol, while at the same time he is definitely more bullish on what blockchain can bring to many different businesses.

The answer is just 2 minutes long, and is definitely worth listening to:

BBC: Government urged to use Bitcoin-style digital ledgers

Second post in a row about the BBC reporting on blockchain, this time it is about a new report from the UK government which defines guidelines and actions for the future. It is a hefty 88-pages long, and it can be downloaded here.

The Government Office for Science has also released a video with an introduction to the technology, which is in my view a bit shallow and very generic, but good for lay people.

Here is the video:

The original article from the BBC can be found here.

BBC: How blockchain tech could change the way we do business

The BBC has been reporting about the blockchain technology lately, and it’s very interesting to see that for once there are no negative mentions of bitcoin, and most newsbytes reported in this article are quite positive on the use of blockchain technology in the future.

Here is the link to the article: