We recently celebrated our fifth anniversary here at BitPay. To mark the occasion, we sat down with our co-founder and CEO Stephen Pair to get his thoughts on some of our top questions:

  • How and when Stephen first learned about bitcoin
  • Why we started BitPay
  • What the bitcoin ecosystem was like in BitPay's first days
  • How BitPay in 2016 is different from BitPay in 2011
  • What we're most proud of having created in these five years since launching
  • How our understanding of bitcoin/bitcoin's importance has changed since BitPay launched in 2011
  • What Stephen thinks needs to happen (next five years) for bitcoin payments to reach a larger audience of businesses and consumers

This is the first episode of a new podcast project we're working on. Stay tuned for more episodes!