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Around when do you think the next version of the Trezor will come out or is it still a while before there will be any hardware updates?
We're generally satisfied with TREZOR design approach. Comparing to our competitors, we don't plan to add GSM, Bluetooths, Wifis, batteries and other unnecessary stuff, which makes the device more expensive, more complex and less secure. Our initial idea was "hardware wallet to everyone's hand", not make a crappy and expensive mobile phone/tablet
. Although current pricetag may seems a bit high, we're still in track of our initial vision and we're focused to eliminate unnecessary obstacles and make TREZOR even more minimalistic and available to wide audience.
What are some of the most rewarding things about running a mining pool?
Reputation. I think reputation is everything in such anonymous and decentralized environment like Bitcoin and Internet. It is really easy to lost reputation, but it take years to earn it. Pool and TREZOR projects open us doors to many interesting people and opportunities and I like that we'll have a chance to improve (bitcoin) world even more thanks to this.
What are your thoughts about the balance of power in deciding the direction of bitcoin -- between the users, industry such as exchanges and merchants, miners and developers? How can the different segments of bitcoin society work together and not get stymied by negative actors?
Bitcoin is such crazy social experiment! I think this may be the first time in history where people unknown each to other have a real motivation to act honestly and cooperate. Of course as the experiment is going on, there're more visible downsides and weak points. Myself I'm concerned by few huge miners with an access to cheap hardware, huge mining facilities and little motivation to act honestly. I think this has to be addressed and physical mining hardware should be distributed more equally around the world.