17 March 2020 · 0 min read

Bitcoin Past, Present & Future with Casa CTO Jameson Lopp

Jameson Lopp has been involved with Bitcoin in one form another for 9 of Bitcoin’s 11-year history. In that time, Lopp has contributed volumes of free educational resources while remaining a vocal proponent of Bitcoin’s core ethos of individual empowerment and self-sovereignty. In 2016, he co-founded Casa, which develops self-custody solutions for bitcoin owners.

In this conversation, Ryan Selkis, CEO of crypto researcher Messari, and Lopp discuss the challenges that Bitcoin has overcome in the past as well as the hurdles to come. The two discuss how the next wave of community controversy will likely form around enhancing Bitcoin’s privacy and scalability via Schnorr signatures and how there’s still no consensus around the fundamental question of, “what is Bitcoin?” Lastly, Lopp recounts how the time he got SWATTED led him to change his approach to security entirely.