• Brad Stephens in the Blockchain Capital office in San Francisco (photo by Martine Paris).
    Innovators

    INTERVIEW: Blockchain Capital’s origin story is steeped in gaming lore

    Martine Paris interviews Brad Stephens about everything from video game currencies to Facebook’s GlobalCoin

    When the sons of legendary investment banker Paul Stephens met Mighty Ducks star Brock Pierce, they were avid World of Warcraft gamers and he was amassing an empire of digital goods exchanges where players could buy, sell, and trade valuable in-game items and virtual currency. Together they would go on to form Blockchain Capital, the first venture capital firm to fund the blockchain ecosystem.

  • World Economic Forum sign sticking out of the snow in Davos. Clearly, the party got wild (via WEF).
    Technology

    World Economic Forum puts blockchain at center of ‘fourth industrial revolution’

    Its new Global Blockchain Council is one of six designed to influence the growth of technologies poised to change the world

    Blockchain is one of the six emerging technologies the World Economic Forum believes will change the world so dramatically that they will be a “fourth industrial revolution.”