Bailey Reutzel is an independent freelance journalist covering the intersection of finance, culture and technology. She started writing about bitcoin in early 2013 for American Banker and PaymentsSource and has since become one of the leading journalists covering cryptocurrency, blockchain and everything in between for publications such CoinDesk and Digital Transactions.
Because of her expertise in the area, she has been asked to appear on various YouTube videos and podcasts discussing the industry, most recently on Boulder, Colorado’s local radio station KGNU for the Co-Op Power Hour.
Wanting to explore the interactions everyday people have with money, including this new evolution of money, Bailey headed out on a six-month, 48-state drive blogging project called Moneytripping in the summer of 2015, where she covered bitcoin and blockchain wherever she found it. The blog is currently being turned into a Gonzo-style novel on American politics, economics and culture.
Bailey joins us today to discuss “Cryptocurrency in the Real World: Who’s Using and For What?”
While blockchain hype continues to consume industries of all kinds, real-world applications for the technology have been hard to come by. Blockchain is a complex system that many thought could be stripped of its cryptocurrency feature, but it’s not quite that easy. And so bitcoin still remains the most used cryptocurrency, except only at the edges, in the gray areas where traditional financial services don’t play.
Yet, maybe ethereum could change some of that. Maybe ethereum with it’s more advanced blockchain on which smart contracts ride could democratize more than just payments, starting with more corporate processes than bitcoin’s consumer-facing mechanism seems to benefit. Today we discuss all of this and more.
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