Bitcoin as Platform Innovation.

Discuss the Bitcoin ecosystem as a whole. Would you agree that it represents a case of platform innovation? If yes, what types of additional innovations do you foresee emerging on top on this ecosystem in the future? If no, what does it miss to be classified as a platform innovation? The release of Satoshi Nakamoto’s now famous paper [1] and later on the accompanying software brought us the first digital currency, and the first practical use of a new type of record keeping system called blockchain [2]. Now in its 7th year of existence the ecosystem surrounding that invention grew considerably [3]. In fact it didn’t take long for innovators to realize that other services can be built and delivered

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