Editor’s note: Headline altered to reflect Metal’s endeavor to bring payments for the unbanked via the bitcoin blockchain.
Hacked discussed with Marshall Hayner the evolution of his startup, called Trees. Once focused on delivering marijuana by drone – a la Snoop Dogg’s big music via drone push – the service has since been put on hold as Hayner develops Metal, a consumer-friendly approach to melding the world of high-risk payments, rewards and blockchain technology.
What’s on the agenda for Metal in the coming months?
MH: We will be unveiling our payment processing platform, which uses blockchain technology to solve a lot of problems in [...]