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In the blockchain world, few people are as brave as Tim Swanson when it comes to busting hype. Tim’s unbiased, honest, and sometimes controversial opinions provide a refreshingly realistic view of blockchain adoption and applications of this technology by people and businesses. Cutting through the hype, the over-sold press releases ad the blind optimism of a completely decentralized economy, Tim’s insights provide a sobering look at the state of the blockchain.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Tim’s background and recent departure from R3
  • The current state of the enterprise blockchain market
  • The state of Bitcoin in the context of the recent price increase
  • Tim’s thoughts on the recent spike in ICO’s
  • The rumors and concerns surrounding Bitfinex and Tether
  • The rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as an asset class
  • Current problems in Bitcoin: governance and centralization of power
  • Tim’s new project: Post Oak Labs

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This episode was hosted by Brian Fabian Crain & Sébastien Couture, and is availble on YouTube, SoundCloud, and our website.