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.
SHOW NOTES[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