“I think forks are healthy,” says Steve Beauregard, because they allow people to try new ideas with projects they like, and competing visions “can both get their way”. He’s now chief revenue officer at Bloq, and spoke at the North American Bitcoin Conference 2018 about the company’s Metronome project — a cryptocurrency that can run on any blockchain, and even switch if necessary.
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GoCoin, Bloq, and Portable Cryptocurrencies
Steve Beauregard was CEO and founder of GoCoin, a payments processing company he describes as “more a clydesdale than a unicorn”, focusing on steady growth. Now one of the best-known names in the industry, GoCoin stood out thanks to its embrace of other coins and tokens — something that’s definitely paid off in the past couple of years.
These days, Beauregard has stepped back from GoCoin to join the executive team at Bloq, the company founded by famed Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik. In this interview he explains Bloq’s two main threads — the enterprise blockchain products side and the Bloq Labs side.
On the main stage at Miami, Steve talked about Bloq’s “portable” Metronome currency — and in this video he tries to explain the concept to the (admittedly slightly confused) interviewer, as well as some of Bloq’s other projects.
Want to see more? Watch the whole interview above.
Growth of the North American Bitcoin Conference
The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) is regarded as the original major Bitcoin event in the USA, and possibly the world. Held annually in Miami every January since 2013, it staked that city’s claim as Bitcoin’s fun and business capital — growing from a few hundred bitcoin enthusiasts into a gathering of thousands, including several high-profile industry leaders. It’s a must-attend event on the blockchain calendar.
Produced by Dr. Moe Levin’s Keynote Events team, it now covers all disruptive blockchain technology issues — including smart contracts, ICOs, fintech, regulation and investment. TNABC also has international sister events, such as World Blockchain Forum in London.
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