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

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Published on July 22, 2014

Author: EzraGalston

Source: slideshare.net

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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.

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: 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

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

MY TAKE 13 Exchanges Wallets Payment Processing Trading Multi-Sig/Verification APIs Protocols/Contracts ATMs Mining Altcoin Exchange Analytics Applications Information FRONTEND BACKEND @EzraMoGee

FINDING OPPORTUNITIES 14@EzraMoGee

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

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

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)

THANK YOU ezra@chicagoventures.com @EzraMoGee

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