Blockchain 101: What is a decentralized system?
Here’s a great animation by Westpac (Australian bank) explaining the distributed ledger mechanism that is central to Blockchain technology. A network without a central server where data can be verified by other users prevents hacking and fraud. It introduces greater transparency to transactions and increases privacy protection.
"Blockchain" or Bitcoin: Understanding the differences
"Blockchain" or Bitcoin: Understanding the differencesWHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “Having trouble differentiating between the terms bitcoin and blockchain? Let tech entrepreneur Andreas Antonopoulos explain the difference.”
Bitcoin vs Blockchain
Blockchain legend Andreas Antonopoulos is the author of Mastering Bitcoin and Internet of Money. In his talk at the 2016 Deloitte FinTech Conference Antonopoulos explores in detail the differences between Bitcoin and Blockchain and shreds several statements / urban legends on both.
How Blockchain can Change the Music Industry - Midem 2016
How Blockchain can Change the Music Industry - Midem 2016WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “This Midem panel debates blockchain applications in the music industry: copyright, transparency and royalties.”
Blockchain & the music industry
The British artist and song writer Imogen Heap found Mycelia4music — a service for artists which helps to protect copyright and to trace the history of their work online using Blockchain technology. The aim of her company is to establish ethical, technical and commercial standards that will lay the basis for a fair trade music ecosystem.
DIA Barcelona 2016 - Keynote - Everledger
DIA Barcelona 2016 - Keynote - EverledgerWHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “In this keynote, Leanne Kemp (CEO Everledger) explains how the blockchain can help stop crime and fraud in the diamond industry.”
Blockchain & the diamond industry
Everledger is a London-based startup that uses a digital global ledger to protect the diamond trade from fraud. In this keynote speech, CEO of Everledger, Leanne Kemp, tells the story behind the company’s beginnings and how within just 12 month it disrupted the whole industry.
Vinay Gupta - Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin
Vinay Gupta - Blockchain Beyond BitcoinWHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “Calling himself a Global Resilience Guru, Vinay Gupta explains how we hypothetically can use the blockchain for global democracy.”
Blockchain & democracy
Vinay Gupta, founder of re.silience.com, discusses Blockchain technology in general and its future applications, such as its possible impact on democracy.