The final episode of this six-part series explores the future implications of Bitcoin and blockchain technology. The episode describes the divide between Wall Street’s preferred closed use of the blockchain and Silicon Valley’s vision of an open system. Will the technology ever be integrated into our world’s mainstream economy? Whose vision will prevail, Wall Street or Silicon Valley?
This is the final episode of the series; check out the first five episodes here.
- Founded 2007
- Overview Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. However, it is a currency not controlled by a central source. Bitcoins aren’t printed, like dollars or euros – they’re produced by people, and increasingly businesses, running computers all around the world, using software that solves mathematical problems. It is the first example of a growing category of money known as cryptocurrency. Bitcoin …
- Location San Jose, CA
- Categories Bitcoin, Mobile Payments, Financial Services, Payments
- Full profile for Bitcoin
- Founded 2011
- Overview At Blockchain, their mission is to re-imagine how the world transacts. They build innovative software that makes using Bitcoin safe, easy, and secure for all consumers and businesses anywhere in the world. Found on August 28, 2011 in London, United Kingdom, Blockchain is currently the provider of the world’s most popular Bitcoin wallet, the most widely used Bitcoin APIs, the most popular block …
- Location Luxembourg, 06
- Categories Bitcoin, Web Development, Finance, FinTech
- Founders Ben Reeves, Peter Smith, Nicolas Cary
- Website http://blockchain.com/
- Full profile for Blockchain
- Founded 2009
- Overview Uber, a [San Francisco](/location/san-francisco/528f5e3c90d111115d1c2e4ff979d58e)-based technology startup, is innovating at the intersection of lifestyle and logistics. Uber connects riders with safe, reliable, convenient transportation providers at a variety of price-points in cities around the world.
- Location San Francisco, CA
- Categories Public Transportation, Mobile Apps, Transportation
- Website http://www.uber.com
- Full profile for Uber