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August 29, 2014 11:07 AM UTC

BitShares Exclusive Interview – On Decentralized Autonomous Companies

"BitShares does for businesses what Bitcoin is doing for money," goes the Bitshares motto, even though BitShares' cryptocurrency asset has increased five times in value in only 13 days. Brian Page, BitShares Director of Marketing, tells us how Bitshares has gained such rapid growth in…

“BitShares does for businesses what Bitcoin is doing for money,” goes the Bitshares motto, even though BitShares’ cryptocurrency asset has increased five times in value in only 13 days. Brian Page, BitShares Director of Marketing, tells us how Bitshares has gained such rapid growth in such a short period and what this means for the cryptocurrency landscape.

BitSharesX price is now over an estimated $64 million USD, up from $50 million just five days ago, and holds the 4th highest market capitalization.


Exclusive Interview with Brian Page of BitShares

Many people still might not be aware of what BitShares is. What is BitShares?

BitShares is open source software that can be used to launch decentralized autonomous companies, called DACs. The largest DAC to date that’s been launched on our software is called BitSharesX, which is a decentralized exchange and “personal vault” allowing users to save and trade crypto assets called bitAssets. It’s currently one of the largest crypto companies in the world one month after its launch.

BitShares jumped over five times in value in only 13 days and it’s still climbing. What did you do that got such attention?

People are taking large positions in BitSharesX because they believe in the long-term value of the platform. We recently got a stamp of approval from Vitalik Buterin, a developer at Ethereum, who has stated he likes our DPOS (delegated proof of stake) technology. We [are] in contact with and are working on a solution for them to be able to issue their bitAsset.

Our bitUSD was just launched, which has the potential to compete directly with Bitcoin as the crypto currency of choice. BitUSD has all the properties of Bitcoin with the price stability of the US dollar and is not based on wasteful mining – which is a cost to those who hold Bitcoin. Essentially, we are innovating at lightning speed; we have a lot of powerful products and services coming out, and we believe we are reinventing the financial system. These are just some of the reasons [you see] the value skyrocketing. We’ve predicted this for some time (see our last newsletter) and believe that BitSharesX will be the next billion dollar crypto “company.”

What is a DAC? Can any company be a DAC? How can BitShares help with their business?

A DAC is a decentralized autonomous company. No, only companies that are decentralized and work independent of human interaction are DACs. Not all businesses can be launched as DACs. Primarily, any business that needs to keep a public record, or ledger, of who owns what, can be done on a blockchain. Bitcoin is an example (and the most well known) “company” to be described by some as a DAC. Unfortunately, it’s an unprofitable DAC that loses millions of dollars per month to the miners and has become centralized, via mining pools, over time. We eliminated the need for mining, thereby returning that lost revenue to those it belongs to, the users and our DPOS system allows us to be significantly more decentralized [than] proof of work based systems, like Bitcoin.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Yes, I’d like to add that everyone should be paying attention to BitShares if somehow you haven’t yet. We have very big news coming out in the upcoming months and have every expectation that we’ll surpass Litecoin (and Ripple, again) in overall market cap to become the second largest crypto “company” on the planet.

No one in the industry is attempting to solve the revenue problem as we are, let alone at the scale of BitShares. I believe what you’ll see in the following months will be very exciting, and even controversial, as BitShares discusses ways to rethink this industry and bring it to the next level. We encourage anyone who’s interested to get involved by [visiting] us at, learn about our BTSX exchange at and join our forum at

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with BitShares, and I do not own of their assets.

Photo Credits: The BitShares logo was borrowed from their website. Recycling symbol courtesy of Pixabay.

Last modified: January 10, 2020 2:14 PM UTC

Rick Mac Gillis @ManWithNoBrows

Rick Mac Gillis entered the world of Cryptocurrencies in late 2013. He is a controversial journalist committed to investigating and exposing the "dirty bits" of the community. With over a decade of experience in LAMP web development with a focus in custom cryptographic security methods and ethical hacking, Rick Mac Gillis understands the need for proper security standards in cryptocurrency.

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