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STRENGTHS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Ezra Galston
#BTCCHICAGO
BITCOIN ECOSYSTEM
@EzraMoGee
2
WHY AM I HERE?
@EzraMoGee
FIRST BITCOIN
3@EzraMoGee
WHAT I’D SEEN
4@EzraMoGee
WHY?
5@EzraMoGee
BUT…THEN
6@EzraMoGee
7
MY TAKE ON BITCOIN
@EzraMoGee
8
MY TAKE ON BITCOIN
MERCHANT
MOBILE
PAYMENT
PROCESSORS
WALLETS
@EzraMoGee
ADOPTION
HOW MOST SEE THE WORLD
9@EzraMoGee
HOW VC’S SEE THE WORLD
10@EzraMoGee
COINDESK’S ECOSYSTEM MAP
11
Wallets
Payment
processing
Mining
Financial
services
Exchanges
The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: ...
BITSPLOSION – ACCELERATED
STARTUPS
12
2014
2012
2013
15%
22%
37%
15%
7% Boost.vc
Plug&Play
500 Startups
Ycombinator
Crossc...
MY TAKE
13
Exchanges Wallets Payment Processing
Trading
Multi-Sig/Verification
APIs
Protocols/Contracts
ATMs
Mining Altcoi...
FINDING OPPORTUNITIES
14@EzraMoGee
MORE OPPORTUNITIES
15@EzraMoGee
Immediate
1. Forex
2. Derivatives,
3. Mobile Wallets
4. Underwriting
Near Term
1. Identity...
Chicago – How Are We Doing?
16
Bay Area
45%
New York
12%
London
9%
Toronto
6%
Singapore
6%
Atlanta
6%
Seattle
5%
Las Vegas...
Chicago – Our Strengths
17
1. 33% of Entire Fortune 500
(Walgreens, Kroger,
Allstate, Groupon, Grubhub)
1. HFT
2. Derivati...
THANK YOU
ezra@chicagoventures.com
@EzraMoGee
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Ezra Galston // The North American Bitcoin Conference 7/20/14

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Ezra Galston's presentation on the Bitcoin Ecosystem: Strengths and Opportunities. Focused on three sections: 1) How lessons from the online poker world offer insights to Bitcoin's future, 2) The current state of the Bitcoin economy and a Lumascape/map of the current players, 3) Chicago's potential to be a hub for emerging Bitcoin focused companies.

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Ezra Galston // The North American Bitcoin Conference 7/20/14

  1. 1. STRENGTHS AND OPPORTUNITIES Ezra Galston #BTCCHICAGO BITCOIN ECOSYSTEM @EzraMoGee
  2. 2. 2 WHY AM I HERE? @EzraMoGee
  3. 3. FIRST BITCOIN 3@EzraMoGee
  4. 4. WHAT I’D SEEN 4@EzraMoGee
  5. 5. WHY? 5@EzraMoGee
  6. 6. BUT…THEN 6@EzraMoGee
  7. 7. 7 MY TAKE ON BITCOIN @EzraMoGee
  8. 8. 8 MY TAKE ON BITCOIN MERCHANT MOBILE PAYMENT PROCESSORS WALLETS @EzraMoGee ADOPTION
  9. 9. HOW MOST SEE THE WORLD 9@EzraMoGee
  10. 10. HOW VC’S SEE THE WORLD 10@EzraMoGee
  11. 11. COINDESK’S ECOSYSTEM MAP 11 Wallets Payment processing Mining Financial services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges The Bitcoin Startup Ecosystem: Six Different Bitcoin Company Classifcations 37State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Universal Payment Processing Wallets Mining Financial Services Exchanges @EzraMoGee Source: CoinDesk “State of Bitcoin” Q2 2014 Report
  12. 12. BITSPLOSION – ACCELERATED STARTUPS 12 2014 2012 2013 15% 22% 37% 15% 7% Boost.vc Plug&Play 500 Startups Ycombinator Crosscoin New in 2014 1. Bitcoin Decentral 2. PnP Bitcoin 3. SeedCoin Incubator @EzraMoGee 4% TechStars
  13. 13. MY TAKE 13 Exchanges Wallets Payment Processing Trading Multi-Sig/Verification APIs Protocols/Contracts ATMs Mining Altcoin Exchange Analytics Applications Information FRONTEND BACKEND @EzraMoGee
  14. 14. FINDING OPPORTUNITIES 14@EzraMoGee
  15. 15. MORE OPPORTUNITIES 15@EzraMoGee Immediate 1. Forex 2. Derivatives, 3. Mobile Wallets 4. Underwriting Near Term 1. Identity Verification 2. Authorization 3. Escrow 4. Deeds/Contracts
  16. 16. Chicago – How Are We Doing? 16 Bay Area 45% New York 12% London 9% Toronto 6% Singapore 6% Atlanta 6% Seattle 5% Las Vegas 4% 2% 2% 2%1% Bay Area New York London Toronto Singapore Atlanta Seattle Las Vegas Denver Washington D.C. Austin Chicago Data according to VentureScanner – www.venturescanner.com @EzraMoGee
  17. 17. Chicago – Our Strengths 17 1. 33% of Entire Fortune 500 (Walgreens, Kroger, Allstate, Groupon, Grubhub) 1. HFT 2. Derivatives Finance Contracts Merchants @EzraMoGee 1. Commodities (CME) 2. Real Estate (NAR)
  18. 18. THANK YOU ezra@chicagoventures.com @EzraMoGee

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