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Spencer Bogart

Spencer Bogart is a partner at Blockchain Capital, a venture firm focused on investing in blockchain companies. He was previously a vice president of equity research at Needham & Company, an investment banking and asset management firm.

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Reviews by Spencer Bogart

🔑 4 positive | 💩 0 negative

Interest has been low [in Bitcoin Gold]. That said, I think it's actually interesting. Likely to be hugely successful? Probably not.

I'm happy [to be] getting a free stake in their experiment [via hard fork] -- decentralization is important and they're trying a different angle to achieve that.

Plus I can appreciate that it's a non-hostile fork with strong two-way replay protection and isn't trying to take Bitcoin / BTC name.

2017-10-21 | Full Review

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I worry that a lot of the proposed [technical stablecoin] implementations will appear stable… until they aren’t - a huge left-tail risk. In the Tether model, the failure point is known (counterparty risk). In risk mitigation, the devil you know is better than the one you don’t.

2017-10-21 | Full Review

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Sources of BTC demand in years ahead:
1) Generational shift (teenagers want crypto more than cash and gift cards)
2) Central banks and institutions (demand for non-sovereign digital asset with absolute scarcity)
3) Programmable money (the opportunities of natively digital money = HUGE)

2018-12-17 | Full Review

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PayPal helped bring money into a digital age by creating a digital front-end for legacy infrastructure but PayPal didnt create new infrastructure. Bitcoin and Ethereum *are* new financial infrastructure: Digital infrastructure for a digital era.

“Time-locked” and “multi-sig” transactions are two early examples of advanced functionality that is possible with programmable assets. They replace hours of legal time and cost with a couple lines of code.

Programmable money is finally here.

2017-09-26 | Full Review

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