Bitcoin was supposed to change the world. What happened?


Bitcoin was supposed to render financial institutions obsolete

Too ambitious. Agreed.

There’s been little to show for $1 billion in venture capital investment

Though not readily apparent, learning is an important result.

Bitcoin never resolved its constitutional crisis

That’s why everyone is exited about blockchain and not just the Bitcoin community itself.

“The Bitcoin community has become more boring,” Sirer said. “That’s a good thing. We used to see a lot of scams. There are not so many scams anymore.”


He pointed to a couple of areas where Bitcoin experiments might still bear fruit. One is in remittances.

Totally! To see this in the Indian context check out my paper.

Saving People Money

Here, Sarah goes into detail about the opportunities for FinTech products. Though the data is for America, a lot of insights apply to India too.

[…] Millennials, need new ways to save money.

Getting more for less: Medical housing? Housing? Education?

Managing your financial health: Financial advice? Access to credit? Resilience?