For those that don’t know, blockchain technology became a mainstream talking point about six months ago when the price of Ether (Ethereum’s cryptocurrency token) started climbing from $30 all the way up to about $470, matching Bitcoin’s exponential growth.
According to Bloomberg, $1.3 billion was raised in 2017 through ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), far exceeding what was raised through more conventional venture capital fundraising methods.
Earlier in the year, both Bitcoin as a currency and Ethereum as a platform for building decentralized applications were seen as pipedreams, at best. Nearing the end of 2017 here, it’s clear they are far from that–and will soon be more disruptive than many people (industry leaders included) are willing to admit.
But there are a handful of entrepreneurs who believe blockchain startups have a future ahead of them. Here are 5 entrepreneurs (you’ve probably heard of) that have taken a step into the world of blockchain tech: […]