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Dec 13, 2018

Micah Winkelspecht joins us today to analyze the forces that are shaping the volatile cryptocurrency markets and the evolution of the decentralized ecosystem. Micah offers insights into the many pain points that are confronting the industry and what it’s going to take for digital assets to cross the chasm into mainstream adoption. Chitra spoke to Micah in early October, just two weeks shy of the 10th anniversary of the Satoshi Nakamoto whitepaper, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.”

 

In this in-depth interview, Micah describes how his casual interest in cryptocurrency as a software engineer in 2010 turned into crypto evangelism after reading the Satoshi whitepaper in 2013. He fell down the cryptocurrency rabbit hole from which he hasn’t yet emerged (and likely never will). Having been through four crypto down-cycles, Micah offers tales from the front to help us put the current market volatility in perspective and looks ahead to how the decentralized ecosystem will evolve over the next decade.