Episode 11 of Public Key, the Chainalysis podcast, is here! In this episode, we talk about going from Bitcoin skeptic to believer, with Chainalysis co-founders Jonathan Levin and Michael Gronager.
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Public Key Episode 11 preview: The early days of Bitcoin, Building during a bear market and the future innovations of the blockchain
In this episode of Public Key, our host, Ian Andrews (CMO at Chainalysis) is joined live from New York City at the Chainalysis Links Conference by company co-founders Jonathan Levin (Chief Strategy Officer) and Michael Gronager (Chief Executive Officer) to talk about the early days of the Bitcoin community and the process of becoming a cryptocurrency believer.
The conversation goes into the backstory of the Chainalysis co-founders and their early days building one of the key infrastructure companies in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. They cover everything from building during a bear market, the product launches of Storyline and Playbook, to the innovations they are most excited about as the future of blockchain technology expands.
Quote of the episode
“I joined the [crypto] community in a crash. I got excited about it in a crash. So basically the crash happened in 2011 from like $30 or $50 down to $1 dollar. And that was apparently exciting. But what happened following that? Was a lot of building.” ..– Michael Gronager (Co-founder + CEO, Chainalysis)
Minute-by-minute episode breakdown
- (2:05) – Michael’s crypto origin stories, Mt. Gox hacks and the crypto community during the early blocks
- (4:45) – Jonathan early thoughts of crypto arbitrage and the economic incentives that secured Bitcoin
- (6:45) – Going from Bitcoin Skeptic to Bitcoin Believer over the last decade
- (9:10) –How the crypto market downturn can be used to build the innovation that leads to the next bull run
- (13:15) – The future and innovation of the blockchain being used in new ways
- (14:57) – Speculation on the price of bitcoin and the
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Speakers on today’s episode
- Ian Andrews * Host * (Chief Marketing Officer, Chainalysis) https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianhandrews
- Jonathan Levin (Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Chainalysis) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonylevin
- Michael Gronager (Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chainalysis) https://www.linkedin.com/in/gronager
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