Hello, welcome to episode 30 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.
What’s the oldest blockchain company you can think of? What if I told you a Blockchain company in Estonia called Guardtime was founded before the Bitcoin white paper was released? And what if I told you they are now a highly profitable company, doing large amounts of business with government, the world’s largest defense contractor, and a multinational communication technology company?
I only found out about Guardtime, thanks to Bitcoin journalist Brian Cohen. I was blown away as I learned about the company, because it appears my understanding of the landscape and history of blockchain technology had been flawed.
I immediately requested an interview, and Guardtime’s founder and CEO Mike Gault responded promptly. We set up an interview with Jamie Steiner, Guardtime’s director of business development. I hope you enjoy this interview.
- 2007 Cyber-Attacks on Estonia
- Guardtime's KSI and Black Lantern technologies
- "How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Could Stop the Next Snowden"
- Estonia's Electronic ID Card
- Linked Timestamping Wiki shows Guardtime's Blockchain Hash in 2009 Newspaper
- Lockheed Martin's Press Release about Guardtime Partnership
- "Ericsson Teams With Guardtime in $69 Billion Data-Safety Market"
- Guardtime's Materials on WorldBank.org
- R3 CEV
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