This interview is the long-form version of a conversation about the potential of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts with Guido Rudolphi, bitcoin miner, computer forensic scientist, and founder of Cryptocash.

Clips from the interview

An anarchistic movement
“We have an anarchistic movement here that becomes part of the system with a lot of advantages.”

Decision makers with no clue
“As long as politicians who have no clue make decisions, we’re busted.”

Bitcoin and the political process
“I always compare this with a kid who wants a playground. Politicians discuss, and eventually build the playground when the kid retires. A lot of people are involved in this worldwide. Switzerland is well positioned but has to move fast.”

A system without government
“The idea is out. Bitcoin is here to stay and will become bigger and bigger. The system won’t need government. Like a computer network surrounding the world. It won’t go away.”

Endless opportunities
“Everything will change. We have a lot of inventions happening at the same moment. Electricity, mobile, the Internet…I find this flabbergasting.”

(Over)regulating bitcoin
“Governments will realize the cannot live against bitcoin, they have to live with bitcoin.”