Planting Bitcoin Part Four: Gardening

Dan Held is the founder of crypto portfolio service Picks & Shovels. He previously founded data service ZeroBlock, which sold to Blockchain, and served as VP of product at ChangeTip.  This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at…

Ripple Hires Former Google Exec as VP of Products

Blockchain payments startup Ripple Labs has hired former Google executive Amir Sarhangi as its vice president of products. According to his LinkedIn profile, Sarhangi joined Ripple this month after departing his role leading Google’s director of messaging product management and partnerships…

Bitcoin's White Paper Was a Model T for Payments

David Schwartz is CTO at Ripple. This exclusive opinion piece is part of CoinDesk’s “Bitcoin at 10: The Satoshi White Paper” series. In 1991, my patent for a multi-level distributed computer network was granted. I was working on graphics rendering…