Balaji Srinivasan on Bitcoin

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Balaji Srinivasan is the CTO of Coinbase. He also serves on the board of directors of Coin Center, and he was previously the co-founder and CEO of, partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and co-founder and CTO of Counsyl.

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Created by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system.

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Bitcoin reviews by Balaji Srinivasan

๐Ÿ”‘ 2 positive | ๐Ÿ’ฉ 0 negative


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    1) Bitcoin alone now routinely moves hundreds of millions of dollars per day
    2) Yet some say there are โ€œno use casesโ€ for crypto

    Key point: not all of that volume is trading. At least some is for paying remote workers, international remittances, etc.

    2018-12-03 | Full Review


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    By 2040, everyone under 30 will have never known a world without Bitcoin. It may as well be gold. Thatโ€™s the long-term case for replacement.

    2017-11-12 | Full Review

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Ethereum makes it so simple to issue these tokens that they are the first example in the Ethereum tutorial! Nevertheless, the ease with which Ethereum-based tokens can be created does not mean they are inherently useless. Often these tokens are a sort of public IOU intended for redemption in a future new chain, or some other digital good.

2017-05-27 | Full Review

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I don't have a view on what the ultimate value of a Bitcoin will be nor do I care. I am interested in Bitcoin plain and simply because I believe it can be and possibly will be the financial and transactional protocol for the global Internet.

2013-11-24 | Full Review


If something is to displace Bitcoin now, it will have to have sizable improvements and it will have to happen quickly. Otherwise, this network effect will carry Bitcoin to dominance.

2014-01-21 | Full Review


Bitcoin takes powers from the central actors and returns it to merchants and consumers, savers and borrowers. Bitcoin brings back some pseudonymity in the transactions, and can be irrevocably traded like cash. And finally, it points a way towards a single currency โ€“ it is a bug, not a feature, that we have multiple global currencies with exchangers and transaction fees in between.

2013-11-07 | Full Review

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