#learn power wednesdays: Blockchain revolution
The Economist October 2015 “the great chain of being sure about things.”
“Blockchain” publicly creates and
records agreement between individuals replacing trust with a system based on non-corruptible cryptography. As such, it contains the seeds of radical social change: It promises to cut out the “middle men” – those institutions that have tended to intermediate between individuals: banks, courts, governments, even states.
“The biggest thing since the internet – a catalyst for change in all areas of our lives” Jeff Garzik, Bitcoin developer
What began with a paper written by someone calling himself “Satoshi
Nakamoto” in 2008 could make centralised power a thing of the past. Bit-message, Storj, Agora Voting, Bitshares or Ethereum are just a few applications of the blockchain, a disruptive technology with profound impacts on our ways of thinking and acting in terms of power.
Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World, 2016
France Culture feature, Comprendre ce que pourrait changer cette revolution numerique, spring 2016