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A Rare Interview with the CEO of Blockchain.com - Peter Smith

The story of Blockchain.com is an integral part of Bitcoin history. Peter reflects on the long journey that started in 2011, what its like from the inside, and looks ahead to the future of Bitcoin.

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Matt Aaron

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About the Episode

One of the oldest companies in the space, Blockchain.com has staying power. With over 40 million downloads, Blockchain.com has a large share of bitcoin transactions and the #1 downloaded wallet.

In 2011 the term "blockchain" was not a word. It was not a thing. In fact their website, blockchain.info at the time, was the first page on the internet to ever use the word.

Back in the day (2011), it made the decision to take the non-custodial approach. This was in contrast to Coinbase's custodial approach.

Years later, Peter is still grinding it out at the Blockchain.com headquarters in London. Peter takes an unconventional approach to life and business. Even Roger describes him as a "weird guy" (in a good way).

Entering uncharted territory for the company, they finally decided to launch an exchange of their own, PIT, which is billed to be the fastest crypto exchange on the market!

Visit Blockchain.com and PIT today to learn more.

About the Host

Matt Aaron

Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.

He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.

His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting for) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.

Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.

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