Web3 :: Blockchain^AI

An amazing chart from Morgan Stanley, cited by the Financial Times, sheds new light on the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency phenomenon. As is usually the case, good data and good stories are mutually reinforcing. The chart alone doesn't tell us why things are happening, or even entirely what things are happening.
According to a cryptocurrency research group, the bitcoin price could increase to over $35,000 with the emergence of a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), which isn't that far away. Prominent investors including Ari Paul, the co-founder of BlockTower, a cryptocurrency hedge fund founded by former Goldman Sachs executive, have said that the next mid-term rally will likely be triggered by institutional investors potentially before the end of 2018.
WASHINGTON - Stephen K. Bannon, 10 months removed from the job of chief strategist to President Trump and five months after his ouster from the arch-conservative news site Breitbart News, is betting that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can disrupt banking the way Mr. Trump disrupted American politics.
Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted. Mike Novogratz, a billionaire investor and former Goldman Sachs and Fortress trader, told Erik Schatzker at the Bloomberg Invest Summit in New York that the cryptocurrency market is moving to the $20 trillion region.

Andreas Antonopoulos: How bitcoin is changing the world

Technologist and serial entrepreneur Andreas Antonopoulos about how bitcoin will break the banks and change the world at its core. This is a keynote speech from Internetdagarna 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden, arranged by us at The Internet Foundation in Sweden (IIS). We are responsible for the Swedish top level domain and developing the Swedish internet.
Vitalik Buterin has shed some light on the subjects of Sharding and Plasma while essentially suggesting that Ethereum's network will ultimately be capable of supporting tens of thousands of transactions per second. OmiseGO (OMG) held a holiday special AMA on May 30, which featured Ethereum's founder Vitalik Buterin.
Steve Wozniak backs Jack Dorsey's hope that Bitcoin will become the Internet's native currency around the world.
by Professor Richard A. Werner, D.Phil. (Oxon) Paper presented at the 14 th Rhodes Forum: Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute, Panel 2: Economic Alternatives when Conventional Models Fail, Rhodos, Greece, on 1 October 2016 and at the 4th European Conference on Banking and the Economy (ECOBATE 2016), in Winchester Guildhall, Winchester UK, on 12 October 2016 I.