CIO, Swan Bitcoin
My journey with Bitcoin began when I stumbled upon it in a newsletter from John Mauldin. Like many others, I initially dismissed Bitcoin, worried about the potential for government bans and believing there might be backdoors in the code.
However, my curiosity eventually led me to review the code more closely, and I was captivated by its sheer ingenuity. The more I learned, the more I became convinced of Bitcoin’s potential as an asset class. In 2015, I presented Bitcoin as a viable investment option at an executive board meeting for the bank I worked for. The idea was met with skepticism, and even laughter, which served as a reminder of the challenges that often accompany groundbreaking ideas. It brought to mind the naysayers who once dismissed Google as nothing more than a digitized version of the Yellow Pages.
Despite the initial resistance, I continued to delve deeper into the world of Bitcoin. I’ve been learning about it for years, and yet, it feels as if I’ve barely scratched the surface. It’s incredibly exciting to be involved in something with such limitless possibilities and the potential to reshape the financial landscape.