Over the long run [bitcoin] can be very disruptive to consumer finance

Founder and board chairman of the leading online video hosting and player solution Brightcove. co-founder of the Allaire Corporation (which was acquired by Macromedia in 1999). Jeremy Allaire may be the biggest name in technology and innovation the bitcoin eco-system has welcomed. I met with Jeremy to discuss his new venture, Circle, which raised $9 …

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Coinscrum networking evening with Circle

London, Tuesday, 21st January at Club Workspace, Clerkenwell.  Coinscrum hosted an informal evening with presentations from Circle’s CEO, Jeremy Allaire, and CTO, Sean Neville. Also core Bitcoin developer, Mike Hearn, joined Jeremy and Sean and took to the stage.

Bitcoin exposes the weaknesses of the existing financial regime

Sveinn Valfells is an entrepreneur, scientist and an angel investor. The first time I was introduced to Sveinn’s work was at Bitcoin London 2013, where he gave a fantastic presentation about the use of bitcoin in micro-states, and how his home country Iceland could adopt it. I have been trying to secure an interview with …

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Bittunes – Super Distribution meets CC meets Bitcoin

Bittunes is about empowering the end-user. It is about monetization of digital exchange between peers. As this is something which is impossible with traditional currencies, bitcoin was the perfect solution. I had the pleasure of meeting Simon Edhouse, Bittunes’ CEO, in Bitcoin Singapore 2013, and I fell in-love with his project. To use his words, …

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Bitcoin Tablet In Kenya

In the first two weeks of March I will have the opportunity to join the Bitcoin Tablet In Kenya expedition, which is organised by my dear friend and colleague @richardboase. While it is very easy to say that bitcoin is a force for good, the purpose of this journey is to go and see whether …

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Bitcoin is smart money, it requires zero trust

I had the great pleasure of discussing bitcoin with Reggie Middleton, founder and editor of the Boom Bust Blog. Reggie defines bitcoin as a zero trust product. He describes the strongest quality of bitcoin as being programmable and compares it to with the USD, which he describes as dumb money. Reggie thinks that looking to …

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Remittances represent the first source of income in Mexico and will be bitcoin’s biggest impact

Gabriel Miron is the founder of MEXBT, the first professional Mexican bitcoin exchange. I first met Gabriel in Bitcoin Singapore 2013, and I have been following the Mexican bitcoin scene since. MEXBT’s focus is to enable cheaper remittances between Mexico and the United States. They believe that money transfers can be bitcoin’s biggest use in …

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