Think of Blockchain as the next evolution of the internet that has the capacity to put the power in hands of where it belongs, in the hands of the people
In the Internet, value is on top of the protocol in the application layer. But with blockchain, the protocol is more valuable than applications. Bitcoin is currently $15-20B, Ethereum $1B. Protocols could be worth trillions of dollars. You could be right on the space and wrong on the horse, but protocol networks allow you to participate in that value.

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.

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.

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A generational opportunity “I haven’t seen anything this exciting in my entire career.”
— The Blockchain and Us, Matthew Rozak
See more clips on http://www.blockchain-documentary.com. A documentary film by Manuel Stagars Matthew Roszak: "In the Internet, value is on top of the protocol in the application layer. But with blockchain, the protocol is more valuable than applications. Bitcoin is currently $15-20B, Ethereum $1B. Protocols could be worth trillions of dollars.
Parallels between Blockchain and the early days of the Internet exist
— Elizabeth Stark
Blockchain and trust. We can build trust networks and have assurance that the person they are dealing with has a good reputation. Information won’t be tampered with on the blockchain. This matters for identity. We can have a trust relationship without having met each other. Blockchains have never been hacked, only at the point of entry (wallet, browser). The blockchain itself is very secure.
— Rik Willard
Blockchain is developing much faster than anyone expected. To think the impact to your industry is many years away is very risky.
— Ernst & Young

"The idea is out. Bitcoin is here to stay and will become bigger and bigger. The system won't need government, it is a computer network surrounding the world. It won't go away."

I always compare this with a kid who wants a playground. Politicians discuss, and eventually build the playground when the kid retires. A lot of people are involved in this worldwide. Switzerland is well positioned but has to move fast.
— Guido Rudolphi
We need to stop talking about what can be done and build what can be done but implement it. Once we get to the stage of action, that’s what I hope for all of us that we won’t keep this on the shelf.
— Rik Willard