Think back to 2010/2011 and there is this new currency on the Internet, "magic Internet money" if you will, that seems to be all the rage with the stereotypical Deep Web user, and they are using this type of coinage to purchase illegal goods on something called the Silk Road through the Deep Web.
This is what the world of Bitcoin looked like for a period of time. No one truly understood it, except for those same sketchy people mentioned above.
Fast forward to today, and it looks completely different...especially in the Boston tech scene.
In January, we published a four-part series detailing the ins-and-outs of the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. In honor of Boston Blockchain Week, we have compiled all four parts into one feature:
- Part 1: “Something I Learned Today” - Breaking Down and Defining the Basics - crash course on what the terms in this new frontier mean.
- Part 2: “One Step At A Time” - What Do the Investors Think? - we spoke with several investors about how they are involved with Boston’s blockchain/cryptocurrency scene.
- Part 3: “What’s Going On” - The Entrepreneurs and Companies in The Space - we profiled several startups who are utilizing this type of technology.
- Part 4: “Newest Industry” - Future Predictions - various entrepreneurs, investors, as well as others involved with the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector on gave predictions on what they think will come next.
I’d like to give special thanks to the following people involved with this space who also helped give me the insight needed in order to write the series: Parul Singh of Founder Collective, Neha Narula of the MIT Digital Currency Initiative, Richard Dulude of Underscore VC, Dave Balter of Flipside Crypto, Rob Frasca of Cosimo Ventures, Jamie Goldstein of Pillar, Jeremy Kauffman of LBRY, Ty Danco, Chet Manikantan of Tengu, Auryn Macmillan and David DiNeno of FirstBlood, Havell Rodrigues of Adjoint, Bennett Collen of Cognate, Remy Carpinito of Esprezzo, Boris Revsin of Game Theory Crypto Group, and Christine To of AirFox.
Also, if you're a punk/alternative rock fan, you'll notice each title of the series is a Husker Du song.