coblee wrote:creationlayer wrote:Hi Charlie,
I understand first and foremost your position is to keep the Coinbase machine running smoothly. Do you find it's tough to make time to innovate and do experiments on new ways to use this technology? Do you have any opinion on Blockstream's proposed implementation in terms of performance or security improvements? I won't ask if coinbase is considering
Yes, Coinbase has been spending most of our resources addressing the current use cases of Bitcoin: trading, storing, and spending. Next year, we plan to spend a bit more time innovating and thinking up new ways to push this technology. Will see if we can come up with the next killer app!
Which of Blockstream's product are you referring to?
Blockstream has announced a sidechain for exchanges, although it's disputed if it's really a sidechain persey. It's basically a closed cryptographic system for settlement between exchanges. http://www.coindesk.com/blockstream-com ... exchanges/ I saw a number of other exchanges mention they would use this.