TMBA 346: The Early Story of Bitcoin

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Dan and Ian have recently been talking a lot on the show about investments. And those conversations have led them down some interesting paths.

One thing that they’re keen to learn more about is the future of cryptocurrency, and in particular, Bitcoin.

The story of the creation of Bitcoin is pretty fascinating, with a cast of weird, wonderful – as well some downright shady – characters.

And there’s no one better to reach out to about this than Nathaniel Popper, a New York Times business reporter and the author of the book Digital Gold.

On this week’s episode, you’ll hear Nathaniel share his insights about the history of Bitcoin, and the process of shaping a book based on so many of those crazy stories.

Transcript

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How much Bitcoin has changed since its inception in 2009. (2:55)
  • The biggest struggle that Nathaniel had when telling this story. (7:45)
  • How Nathaniel was able to get so much insider information for his book. (11:43)
  • The value of the Bitcoin platform outside of the United States. (22:04)
  • Why the future of blockchain technology is so promising. (27:15)

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Dan & Ian

Published on 07.21.16
  • Stephen Alsobrook

    To follow up on the idea discussed where bitcoin may have to decide between being a store of value vs transactional currency, have you guys heard of Ether? It sounds exciting and could open up a whole new range of possibilities if it takes off like they want it to

    https://www.fastcompany.com/3046385/meet-ether-the-bitcoin-like-cryptocurrency-that-could-power-the-internet-of-things

  • Sigurd Kvernmoen

    Great podcast! Reading the book :)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    cheers hope you dig it!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com/ Dan Andrews

    i have and have been doing my best to learn a little bit more about this since I talked to Nathaniel, thanks for the link!

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