Comcast’s Venture Capital Arm Is Bullish On Bitcoin and Blockchain

Gil Beyda, managing director of the venture capital (VC) arm of Comcast, appeared on CNBC today, April 26, with a bullish outlook for Bitcoin and real world applications of blockchain technology.

Comcast Ventures has already invested in blockchain startups, and four of the firm’s partners are focused on blockchain investments.

Beyda emphasized that cryptocurrencies could have a significant impact on underdeveloped economies, with unbanked populations bypassing the traditional financial sector and moving directly to a crypto-based economy. He added that countering electoral fraud could be a major real world application for blockchain.

Nonetheless Beyda says that, “blockchain is still waiting for that killer app.” Beyda admits that the technology already has major disruptive potential in areas such as content distribution, e-commerce, and social media…

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