What are the hurdles facing a blockchain enabled future?

Last week Coin Center director of research Peter Van Valkenburgh stopped by the Software Engineering Daily podcast to discuss the unique capabilities of open blockchain networks like Bitcoin and Ethereum, where this technology is today, and what needs to happen for a blockchain powered IoT future to take hold. In particular, he describes the regulatory hurdles that could hamper the robust development of the technology, what a regulatory scheme that actually encourages it might look like, and what Coin Center is doing to help get us there. 

Listen here.

By the way, you can learn more about the part open blockchains will play in the Internet of Things with this plain-language explainer