20 February 2020 · 0 min read

The Bitcoin Institution with River Financial’s Alex Leishman

If Bitcoin is to become the foundation of a global, non-national monetary system, consumers and institutions are going to need Bitcoin based financial services. At least that’s the thesis driving River Financial: a Bitcoin only platform that borrows heavily from the user experience of more traditional financial services.

In this conversation, River Financial founder and CEO Alex Leishman explains the thinking behind River’s single asset focus that flies against the grain of the multi-asset strategies employed by companies like Coinbase and Binance. Alex details how River’s BTC-only mindset allows them to deliver a suite of services that others cannot. This includes integration with Lightning Network, SegWit transactions, joint accounts, statements and tax reporting features aimed at Bitcoin power users, high net worth individuals and institutional investors.