Epicenter – Podcast on Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

#210 Alex Morcos: Chaincode Labs and Why Bitcoin is Our One Shot at Creating Digital Gold

Epicenter – Podcast on Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

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Chaincode Labs Founder Alex Morcos joined us to discuss his journey, the role of the company in Bitcoin’s development and the views that drive his work.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Alex’s background in high frequency trading as a founder of Hudson River Trading
  • How Alex first learned about Bitcoin
  • The vision of Chaincode Labs
  • Why Bitcoin represents our only chance of creating digital gold
  • Why Bitcoin’s resistance to change is one of its core features
  • Why the NYA & SegWit2x approach was misguided
  • How getting consensus around a hard fork blocksize increase could work
  • Why Alex is not excited about the efforts to use blockchains in banks

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

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