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Bitcoin: Beyond National Money – Zurich March 2016 – Fintech2016 Conference

The topic of this conference is “fintech” (financial technology), but Bitcoin is not “fintech.” That may surprise many of you. I hope, as you learn more about Bitcoin, you will continue to be surprised. I’ll start [this talk] with what Bitcoin isn’t. Bitcoin isn’t a company. Bitcoin isn’t an application. Bitcoin isn’t “fintech.” Bitcoin isn’t

Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail

So let’s get started. Why are we here? We’re here because eight years ago a person under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto created a new technology. And this technology is the blockchain technology that is part of bitcoin. Now, this technology is not just one thing. In fact, there’s four different technologies coordinated together. Bitcoin was

Bitcoin Q&A: Does the price matter for adoption?

M.J. asks, “Does price matter?” “If bitcoin does not greatly increase in value relative to goods and services, as well as fiat currencies, can it still disrupt banking, prevent governments from stealing their citizens’ savings through currency debasement, reduce corruption, and / or prevent unnecessary warfare funded by money printing?” Yes, I think cryptocurrencies can