#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.

Further reading:

Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World, 2016

Bit-message: A Peer‐to‐Peer Message Authentication and Delivery System, November 2013

France Culture feature, Comprendre ce que pourrait changer cette revolution numerique, spring 2016

Johanna M

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