[VIDEOS] TechCrunch's "Trust Distrupted" Series Offers Great Overview of Blockchain Past, Present and Future
Submitted by Emily on Monday, December 12, 2016
In October 2016, TechCrunch released the first episode of their series "Trust Disrupted". This series is based on the book "Digital Gold" by Nathaniel Popper. As a company based in the general blockchain, digital asset space, we were pretty excited to watch and spread the word of this very well executed series, featuring some of the industry heavy hitters, technology organizations and companies and more. Check out the episodes below!
In the Beginning | Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain S1:E1
For years, futurists and developers sought to create a truly digital currency. Finally, in 2009, they succeeded, with Bitcoin. Their secret? The blockchain. Now, the very institutions Bitcoin sought to sidestep or overturn -- governments and big banks -- are coopting that technology.
Mines and Miners | Trust Disrupted Bitcoin and the Blockchain S1:E2
At the heart of Bitcoin is the global network of mines and miners, from the United States to China to the former Soviet Union, who run it. These people not only process every Bitcoin transaction. They also play an outsized role in governing the system -- for better and for worse.
In Search Of Itself | Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain S1:E3
As Bitcoin has grown, it's been forced to contend with a flood of traffic on the network. Developers are divided about what to do.
Blockchain on the Rise | Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain S1:E4
With Bitcoin facing an uncertain future, the technology behind Bitcoin -- the blockchain -- is poised to overtake its original application. Startups, central banks and massive financial institutions in New York, London, Shanghai and elsewhere are starting to get in on the game.
Ethereum's Blockchain | Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain S1:E5
The blockchain project that has gotten the most traction is Ethereum. Led by the enigmatic Vitalik Buterin and a constellation of coders and venture capitalists, Ethereum could one day run the world. But the recent hack of its Decentralized Autonomous Organization has raised doubts.
Co-opt vs. Disrupt? | Truth Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain S1:E6
In the wake of the DAO hack, the battle lines between the Open Blockchain (Silicon Valley) and the Closed Blockchain (Wall Street) have hardened. Just as Bitcoin's visionaries promised, the blockchain has indeed changed the world -- but in ways they never expected.