This past weekend, I had the opportunity to give a 30 minute talk at The North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago about my thoughts as a VC on bitcoin economy. As many of you know, although Chicago Ventures has not made a formal investment in the bitcoin space, myself and some of my colleagues have made both personal and indirect investments into a variety of Bitcoin businesses. It is an industry I am very passionate about and bullish on.
My presentation focused on three main ideas:
- Thoughts from my experience in the online poker world that may offer insights for Bitcoin’s regulatory future.
- My take as a VC on the current Bitcoin startup ecosystem, with a particular focus on Infrastructure related companies.
- Chicago’s potential role as a hub for emerging Bitcoin companies.