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.

 

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