Gavin Wood on Bitcoin

a photo of crypto expert reviewer Gavin Wood

Gavin Wood is the founder of Parity Technologies, the company behind Polkadot and the Parity Ethereum wallet. He previously served as co-founder and CTO of Ethereum.

Ethereum Foundation

expert reviewed cryptocurrency Bitcoin logo

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

Finance and payments

Bitcoin reviews by Gavin Wood

πŸ”‘ 1 positive | πŸ’© 1 negative

2015

  • πŸ’©

    Bitcoin was an important part of getting this technology recognised, largely through the socially-sensitive MVP of a currency. However it didn’t really capture the imagination of developers in general.

    2015-11-18 | Full Review

2014

  • πŸ”‘

    Technology-rooted movements like Bitcoin have demonstrated, through the power of the default, consensus mechanisms and voluntary respect of the social contract that it is possible to use the internet to make a decentralised value-transfer system, shared across the world and virtually free to use.

    2014-04-02 | Full Review

More Bitcoin reviews

Compare Gavin Wood's Bitcoin reviews with other expert reviews of Bitcoin.

πŸ”‘

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

πŸ”‘

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

πŸ”‘

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 – 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

See all Bitcoin reviewsβ€”>