What is Crypto currency?
What is it
and why should I care?
Crypto currency on Wikipedia
#2: What is the blockchain? If you don't know, you should;
if you do, chances are you still need some clarification
on how it actually works. Don Tapscott is here to help,
demystifying this world-changing, trust-building
technology which, he says, represents nothing less than
the second generation of the internet and holds the
potential to transform money, business, government and
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#3: Currency -- the bills and coins you carry in your wallet
and in your bank account -- is founded on marketing, on
the belief that banks and governments are trustworthy.
Now, Paul Kemp-Robertson walks us through a new
generation of currency, supported by that same marketing
... but on behalf of a private brand. From Nike Sweat
Points to bottles of Tide (which are finding an
unexpected use in illegal markets), meet the non-bank
future of currencies.
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#4: What happens when the way we buy, sell and pay for
things changes, perhaps even removing the need for banks
or #currency exchange bureaus? That's the radical promise
of a world powered by #cryptocurrencies like #Bitcoin
and #Ethereum. We're not there yet, but in this sparky
talk, digital currency researcher Neha Narula describes
the collective fiction of money -- and paints a picture
of a very different looking future.
More on this subject on TED talk
#5: Say hello to the decentralized economy -- the #blockchain
is about to change everything. In this lucid explainer
of the complex (and confusing) technology, Bettina
Warburg describes how the #blockchain will eliminate the
need for centralized institutions like banks or
governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models
of commerce and finance into something far more
interesting: a distributed, transparent, autonomous
system for exchanging value.
TED talk about how the block chain will
transform the economy