Author: Spencer Bogart

The Past & Future of Blockchain: Where we’re going and why

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What follows is a brief summary of where the blockchain industry has come from over the past 10 years, where (I think) it’s headed over the next 10 years — and a lens to help understand why. It’s lighter on the deep-history and heavier on the more recent and forward-looking perspective.   Where we’ve come from Bitcoin Emerges (Jan […]

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Bitcoin is a Demographic Mega-Trend: Data Analysis

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What follows is data and analysis from a survey of American adults regarding general sentiment toward Bitcoin — the survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll, on behalf of Blockchain Capital, from April 23–25, 2019 among 2,029 American adults. The survey was an augmented version of one we ran in October 2017 (we added a few […]

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Lightning is Only the Beginning: The Emerging Bitcoin Stack

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For the past year or two, Bitcoin’s lightning network has been one of the most closely watched developments in the crypto industry and while I’m very excited about the new possibilities enabled by the Lightning Network, I can’t help but ask: What about the other layers?! After all, the Lightning network is just one layer […]

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The Long Game in Crypto: Why Decentralization Matters

The future of crypto hinges on a critical, yet-to-be-answered question about the role of decentralization in a blockchain-based network. The answer has tremendous implications for the industry and the way investors allocate capital across crypto-assets. The question is how important is decentralization and to what degree can we compromise on decentralization for particular use-cases? I […]

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Coming soon: The Biggest Crypto On-Ramps Ever

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As a venture firm that has been deploying capital to the crypto space for over 6 years, we see a plethora of future catalysts for crypto adoption but we often circle back to the question: What would be the biggest catalysts? We tend to think that the biggest potential catalysts will have three primary ingredients: 1. A […]

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