“Be your own bank.” That is what Blockchain (www.blockchain.info) helps millions of users achieve with a Bitcoin wallet, Bitcoin APIs and a popular block explorer today. However, the science and technology of Bitcoin and blockchains is way more advanced than the actual products that are powered by it. On the path to making Bitcoin useful and grow adoption from millions of cryptocurrency enthusiasts to billions of people around the world, Product is going to play a critical role. The future of Bitcoin and blockchain technology will (amongst other factors) depend on whether we can develop products that are simple to use despite the complex underlying technology.
The concept of scarcity is something that we’re used to in our offline lives, yet in a world of unlimited copying it’s unlike everything else on the Internet. This talk demonstrates the challenges and the appeal of building products for the most revolutionary technology on the web in the past 20 years.