28 Aug '16, 2pm

Sorry Blockchain, Any Joe Schmoe Shouldn’t Be Able to Start a Bank: Safety issues with some new...

Sorry Blockchain, Any Joe Schmoe Shouldn’t Be Able to Start a Bank: Safety issues with some new...

For years, tech startups sprung up on a daily basis, "revolutionizing" messaging, photo sharing, taxis, damn near everything. Dominant providers were swapped out for new intermediaries who took a cut, new underdogs turned into the new winners. Even bitcoin, a payment service meant to remove third parties from online transactions, fell into the trap whereby too many startups emerged all focusing on the same thing. In their hurry to build a buzzword-based product investors could throw money at, they missed that they were becoming the new intermediaries they meant to erase. Coinbase hinged on the same business model traditional foreign exchange platforms are contingent on, taking a cut when people cannot trade peer-to-peer. BitPay worked as any traditional merchant services business, like First Data and WorldPay, charging to process payments. And a handful of startups affixed...

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