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What is Blockchain Technology, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

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How the blockchain is changing money and business | Don Tapscott

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 society.

More info @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl8OlkkwRpc

We've stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers | Rachel Botsman

Something profound is changing our concept of trust, says Rachel Botsman. While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks, today we increasingly rely on others, often strangers, on platforms like Airbnb and Uber and through technologies like the blockchain. This new era of trust could bring with it a more transparent, inclusive and accountable society — if we get it right. Who do you trust?

More info @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqGksNRYu8s

How the blockchain will radically transform the economy | Bettina Warburg

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.

More info @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RplnSVTzvnU

19 Industries The Blockchain Will Disrupt

The blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that underlies cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. It provides a way to record and transfer data that is transparent, safe, auditable, and resistant to outages. The blockchain has the ability to make the organizations that use it transparent, democratic, decentralized, efficient, and secure. It's a technology that holds a lot of promise for the future, and it is already disrupting many industries.

More info @ http://futurethinkers.org/industries-blockchain-disrupt/

Blockchain The Holy Grail of Fintech | Nicolas Cary | Slush 2016

Nic Cary, Co-Founder of Blockchain, speaking at Slush 2016.

More info @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBs5zp-I3sk

Blockchain Demystified | Daniel Gasteiger | TEDxLausanne

A short story on how this new technology is shaping and moving beyond the bitcoin hype. In this talk, Daniel will attempt to reveal the principle behind Blockchain, its potential to defy current systems and why Blockchain is probably the biggest technological invention since the PC in the 1970s and the Internet in the 1990s.

Daniel Gasteiger is an entrepreneur based in Zurich, co-founder of nexussquared. Daniel carries a driving passion to support and further develop the Swiss blockchain ecosystem. He embodies more than 20 years of experience in financial services - starting out as an FX trader at Credit Suisse, he then joined UBS in a variety of roles including until recently, managing the Chairman’s office as a Managing Director. In his recent co-authored whitepaper, “Act Now or Follow Later”, he achieves a remarkable ‘call to action’ by describing why Switzerland must seize the Fintech challenge.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Key People to Follow on Twitter for Blockchain related updates

Useful posts for this curation:

1. Who are the world's top thought leaders in blockchain technology? @ https://www.quora.com/Who-are-the-worlds-top-thought-leaders-in-blockchain-technology

Blockchain Startups

Useful posts for this curation:

1. Top 50 Blockchain Startups 2017 @ https://blog.cex.io/cryptonews/top-50-blockchain-startups-2017-16158

"Blockchain" or Bitcoin: Understanding the differences - Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas explores the rise of the term "blockchain" as a counterweight to bitcoin. The term blockchain does not provide a definition, as it has been diluted to be meaningless. Saying "blockchain" simply invites questions, such as "what is the consensus algorithm". Meanwhile, bitcoin continues to offer an alternative to the traditional financial system. Andreas looks at the value of private ledgers, which he sees as having a small impact on finance, versus open, global and accessible payment and currency systems such as bitcoin which he sees as fostering a global revolution in finance and access to financial tools.

More info @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP62fpD8cqs

"How Bitcoin Mining Works?" - Andreas Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos speaking about Bitcoin phenomenon and the Blockchain technology from the perspective of Bitcoin mining. Speech recorder at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014.

More info @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBFNaCNlBdk

Bitcoin: How Cryptocurrencies Work

Whether or not it's worth investing in, the math behind Bitcoin is an elegant solution to some complex problems.

Hosted by: Michael Aranda

More info @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kubGCSj5y3k

Cryptography: The Science of Making and Breaking Codes

There are lots of different ways to encrypt a message, from early, simple ciphers to the famous Enigma machine. But it’s tough to make a code truly unbreakable.

Hosted by: Michael Aranda

More info @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yFZGF8FHSg