Oct. 8, 2019

BitPay Founder Stephen Pair Shares his Journey from IBM to Founding the Oldest Crypto Payment Company

BitPay Founder Stephen Pair Shares his Journey from IBM to Founding the Oldest Crypto Payment Company

Stephen Pair and Charlie Shrem discuss unique perspectives on Satoshi, the gorgeous simplicity of the white paper and how it gave rise to Bitcoin, using existing technology and coding language.


Join Charlie and BitPay Founder and CEO Stephen Pair, who gave up a brilliant career with IBM to found BitPay, the oldest crypto payment company. They share their unique perspectives on Satoshi, the gorgeous simplicity of the white paper and how it gave rise to Bitcoin, using existing technology and coding language. They tackle the role of banks in crypto and the pros and cons of mining Bitcoin versus buying it. Stephen also talks about the thinking behind BitPay, building the platform and the launch, a time when he was happy for a handful of transactions a day. Today, BitPay moves a massive and growing volume of Bitcoin because companies get real value from using the payment system.

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