Interview: Austin Hill on Blockstream, Open Source and Privacy

"The Biz" began its first episode with Austin Hill, former CEO of Zero Knowledge Systems and former CEO of Blockstream. Watch this episode on YouTube Listen to this episode: AppleSpotify GoogleLibsyn Overcast launched the first episode of the first episode with John Carvalho with a lengthy interview with Austin Hill, former CEO of Zero Knowledge Systems and former CEO of Blockstream. Hill shared a detailed history of designing and launching privacy-focused products in the early days of the Internet, including some great anecdotes about interacting with large businesses and government agencies using their products. Hill explained how Blockstream was collecting so much money so early in the Bitcoin movement, how employees got BTC payment options, and revealing entertaining stories about the crappy scale battles against Blockstream and the FUD cycle. Following the reminder, Carvalho and Hill spoke a little about the value and nuance of bringing people together to collaborate on open source projects while competing against a world full of 'shitty' investments like ICOs and altcoins. sc-ifi. Hill also talked about his concerns about the future of AI, UBI, and more. This interview is a must have for any cypherpunk, Bitcoin enthusiast or entrepreneur in the cryptocurrency world. Read more

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