Bruce is the CEO and Co-Founder of BigchainDB. He comes from an Engineering, Management, Innovation, and Technology background.
Before co-founding BigchainDB, Bruce worked in some of the world’s largest corporations and also founded a successful consultancy firm.
In this episode, he explains why the world needs a scalable Blockchain database, the emergence of a decentralized technology stack, and the one quality that differentiates humans from machines.
[00:50] – Who is Bruce Pon? Introduction and overview
[03:14] – What is Ascribe and how did it evolve into BigchainDB?
[06:50] – What is BigchainDB?
[10:22] – The new decentralized cloud computing stack
[12:47] – Can BigchainDB be applied to permissioned environments?
[15:17] – Use cases for a decentralized database
[17:13] – What are IPFS, IPDB, and IPLD?
[22:35] – Will BigchainDB be able to scale as more “caretaker” nodes are added to the IPDB network?
[23:46] – A word of caution to firms and startups building applications on top of Bitcoin and Ethereum
[25:38] – Areas that have the highest potential for disruption using blockchain and BigchainDB
[31:01] – Bruce’s advice to entrepreneurs and firms looking to innovate using Blockchain
[36:50] – His take on the Blockchain’s “killer app”
[38:27] – The BigchainDB roadmap
[44:50] – Bruce Pon’s 10-year prediction on Bitcoin and Ethereum
[46:18] – What Bruce is most excited about in the Blockchain space
[49:26] – How to get in touch with Bruce
[49:58] – Conclusion
– Twitter: @BrucePon