Bitcoin.js and the Blockchain: Web 3.0 is Here

Bitcoin futurist Jeff Ward talks about the evolving platform for digital currency and what the push towards decentralization means for web platforms as a whole. Jeff also gives a handy primer on what Bitcoin is and why people use it; and what Blockchain means for our future.

Digital currencies have been around for a while, and each is an attempt to use money natively on the internet, either for general use or for a specific domain. Otherwise, payment processors are necessary for each transaction as a trusted third party for transaction disputes. The more centralized the currency, the more vulnerable it is. With a fast development of Bitcoin services we need to think about decentralizing the currencies and building the infrastructure to support it.




This talk was recorded at the NYCHTML5 meetup at Conde Nast in New York.