21 Inc just announced that the 21 Bitcoin Computer is shipping to 32 countries across Europe.
After last year’s $116M round, 21 Inc was flying high. But with big money comes big expectations. They did not disappoint with the release of the 21 Bitcoin Computer late last year. In regards to the release Balaji Srinivasan, CEO of 21 Inc said, “With this pocket-sized device, if you are an entrepreneur or developer, you can now instantly buy or sell digital goods and services at the command line using Bitcoin.” He went on to speak regarding the ultimate goal of ubiquity with the device. “We want to use the success of the 21 Bitcoin Computer to help make Bitcoin the next fundamental system resource, available by default on every new computer.” Industry titans (like Ben Horowitz) fully put their weight behind the product and philosophy too. Horowitz was quoted as saying:
I’m very excited about it. The thing that’s completely missing that I think would make the Internet better would be machine-to-machine payments.