CoinGeek Conversations: Goodbye 2020!


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Sharing their picks of interesting BSV moments captured on video, CoinGeek’s Natalie Mason, Charles Miller, Kurt Wuckert Jr and Bitcoin Association’s Patrick Prinz close out the year in a special CoinGeek Conversations episode.
And what better way to start than conversation than hearing from the one and only Craig Wright? The episode opens with a clip of Craig professing the importance of owning your digital identity.

Kurt chose to share an inspiring video clip filmed during a Cambrian SV event in Lisbon. In the video, Paul Martin of Relay X gives a passionate speech. “One of the things that motivates me the most about Bitcoin is not just the fact that it incentivizes, this sort of risk taking to make the future a better place for our descendants, but the fact that now we have this anchor of truth.”
For Kurt, 2020 was a landmark year for Bitcoin: “We agreed that opening up the protocol and allowing it to scale, however it may, has changed the way discussions occur in Bitcoin so much for the better that I can't even describe how happy I am to see that.”

Next, Charles shared a part of his interview with economist and writer George Gilder. In a remarkable quote, George compares the cryptocurrency movement to the internet movement.

As Kurt was there with George on the day, he gives a moving personal insight into just how dedicated George was on the day. A testament to Gilder’s passion and dedication to speak out on what he believes in.

Natalie is next to share her favorite clip of the year- a heated debate between Unbound Capital founder, Jackson Laskey and Twetch CFO, Aaron Burns about whether or not there is space for venture capital in Bitcoin.

With most of the panel agreeing that venture capital, thankfully, isn’t going anywhere soon as Charles puts it, to witness “two extremely thoughtful and energetic people with opposing views.” The debate is certainly a moment worth checking out in full- between two great forces in the BSV space.

Lastly, Patrick shares a recent CoinGeek Conversation interview with Peter Bainbridge-Clayton of Kompany. In the clip, Peter explains how other blockchain’s fell short – taking us through his experiences that led to finally finding a workable model: Bitcoin SV.

Working on the frontlines of business adoption of this technology, Patrick has seen many enterprises experience the same situation. “They typically start out with Ethereum then moving over to Hyperledger and realizing that neither of them satisfies the demands of the requirements they have for their business.” Patrick firmly believes that once companies find BSV, they don’t look back.

Expectations for the year ahead

Charles hopes to have get togethers in person and see people having drinks together which he says is that “extra bonus of business lubricant that will just power things up to the next level.”

From a Bitcoin Association perspective, Patrick sums it up in two words- enterprise adoption.

Bitcoin historian Kurt hopes to make people understand what Bitcoin SV has been through in the past to get to where it is today. He looks forward to “writing those rhetorical wrongs of the Bitcoin journey.”

In closing, Natalie leaves the last word to founder of Ayre Group and CoinGeek, Calvin Ayre, who sets his expectations for 2021 and beyond: “We see unique consumer facing applications and unique enterprise solutions that take advantage of the superpowers of this technology, which is its nano transaction capability and its immutable data storage on a public blockchain. With those two things combined together, this technology has a global monopoly- which is patent protected”.
From the whole CGC team, happy holidays! We can't wait to see what next year brings for BSV!

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