The blockchain does one thing: It replaces third-party trust with mathematical proof that something happened.
I describe Bitcoin as 'the Skype of money.'
If money was being invented now, it wouldn't be designed to look like cash or credit cards. It would look more like Bitcoin.
I trust bitcoin more than I trust my bank.
I think that governments are going to get disrupted by the blockchain. I think in the same way that the Internet forced everyone to evolve, the Blockchain is going to change the game again.
Bitcoin is here to stay. There would be a hacker uproar to anyone who attempted to take credit for the patent of cryptocurrency. And I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of hacker fury.
I think that the future of currency is digital, and Bitcoin has a good shot at being the currency of the future.
Coinbase is 'the' brand in the Bitcoin space. Their founder Brian Armstrong was amongst the first good entrepreneurs to emerge in this space. While others championed ideological or underground/illicit interests, Brian saw an opportunity to change the world for the better and build a big business out of it.
I think there will always be need of trusted voices in the investment community, but what the ICO markets are showing is that the world has incredible demand for future-looking projects!