102 blockchain leaders share insights in a 255 page report (Reddit Bitcoin)
Top insights from the report:
Tim Draper: “People are already using Blockchain in everyday life. The Blockchain is just a perfect ledger. It keeps perfect information on Bitcoin use, and it keeps perfect information on any other form of data, too. It is being used to secure data for everything from medical records to certification of education.”
Gunther Sonnenfeld (Novena Capital): “Our position and interest as an advisory/investment group is to identify blockchain/DLT/DHT platforms that actually create the most positive social and environmental impact as possible.”
Chris Hart (Civic): “With a history that is tied to Silk Road and countless cryptocurrencies that are struggling with adoption and volatility, blockchain technology faces challenges of interoperability, scaling, perception, and most importantly, a lack of use cases and user interface.”
Olga Mack (Quantstamp): “Some of the biggest opportunities for blockchain technology are financial in nature. The automation produced by smart contracts opens up the potential for worldwide liquidity and trading of assets, so we expect that to continue.”
Hugo Renaudin (LGO): “Regulation is paramount, as it allows companies to make structural decisions without the risk of a regulatory backlash. No regulation is worse than bad regulation, as this stifles innovation and inhibits entrepreneurs and companies.”
Geoffrey McCabe (Divi Project): “The idea of money has been heavily abused by governments and the banks that control them. They have used it as a way to make themselves rich, by endlessly printing more of it for themselves, rather than just creating an easy way for citizens to exchange value.”
Pros: The report is overall an interesting read and its free to download.
Cons: It is email-gated (ie. you have to sign up to get the report).