As the 2008 financial crisis unfolded, a mysterious inventor designed a new form of currency that wasn’t under the control of any government or bank. It was called Bitcoin. Today, Bitcoin is a kind of digital gold that allows people from around the world to trade directly with each other without the need for a bank or third-party.
Over the past few years, the Bitcoin phenomenon has spread worldwide and its value appreciated by the thousands. In this Jolt session, Ofir Beigel teaches us the story of Bitcoin’s founding, and through it, the story of money as a whole. Together, we’ll learn the basics of Bitcoin, such as what it is and why it’s considered one of the most revolutionary inventions since the internet.
Questions this talk answers:
What is Bitcoin and Blockchain technology?
Why do we need Bitcoin?
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