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What Bitcoin Did


Sep 8, 2021

Location: Remotely
Date: Sunday 29th August
Company: Blockstream
Role: Co-Founder/CEO, CSO

In 2017, thousands of ICOs flooded crypto markets. There was a lot of excitement around ICOs at the time, but they turned out to be largely scams and cash grabs, with most likely being illegal securities offerings.

Blockstream is changing that by bringing to market regulated securities in tokenised form, and it's all being built on Bitcoin using the Liquid Network, creating some exciting new possibilities for capital allocation.

Liquid is a federated sidechain built on top of Bitcoin, allowing assets like securities and NFTs to be issued and traded quickly, cheaply, and confidentially.

So what is the potential for NFTs and tokenised securities built on Bitcoin layers?

In this interview, I talk to Adam Back and Samson Mow, Blockstream's CEO & Chief Strategy Officer. We discuss the future of tokenised securities, practical NFT use cases, and decentralising hashpower ownership.