Very Foundation, Much Wow: A Conversation With Dogecoin’s Jackson Palmer

In my latest Foundation interview, I sit down with entrepreneur Jackson Palmer. Jackson is the brains behind the fast-growing cryptocurrency known as Dogecoin.

We discuss the Dogecoin community’s ability to raise money for good (like sending the Jamaican Bobsled team to Sochi), and Jackson’s views on what digital currency will look like in five years.

Jackson on how to grow the bitcoin community:

“The way to win more people’s hearts and build adoption is to unpeg from get-rich-quick schemes. Unfortunately Bitcoin today is sold incorrectly. Telling friends and family, ‘you’re going to get rich off bitcoin’ is completely underselling. Bitcoin is a fast, decentralized way to conduct payments online without transaction fees. We’re revolutionizing the future way that people trade.”

Bonus: If you’d like to continue the conversation, we created a Foundation tipping thread on Reddit.

Kevin Rose is a general partner at Google Ventures. You can watch Kevin’s prior Foundation episode, an interview with Secret co-founder and CEO David Byttow, here.