Blockchain, Beyond Bitcoin – Vinay Gupta

Vinay Gupta, in a conversation with Luke Robert Mason from Virtual Futures, discusses just about every surrounding idea of blockchain technology that one could think up.

If you already have a basic understanding of blockchain, but haven’t taken the time to consider its many implications, this video is a perfect dive into the proverbial deep-end.

The following is a refined list of the questions that Luke Mason asks of Vinay over the course of 1 1/2 hours:

  • What is blockchain and more importantly, what should it be?
  • To what extent can cryptography, the blockchain, cryptocurrency and similar systems tackle existing problems our society faces?
  • How do colonialism and blockchain interface?
  • If we implement blockchain as an ‘anti-corruption’ mechanism, will society be able to survive the disclosures that such decentralization creates? In other words, can we handle the truth?
  • What was ‘E-gold’ and why is it relevant to the Bitcoin story?
  • Could we see Bitcoin become a viable world reserve currency without an all-out global collapse being the reason for it?
  • What will happen with Bitcoin and how governments look at crypto currencies?
  • Is how the current tech industry engages with blockchain overly tied to an old economic model? Is blockchain just the newest tool the ‘big boys’ will use to control everything?
  • What is Ethereum and ‘smart contracts’, and how might they help us achieve the potential future we hope for?
  • Is there an opportunity within blockchain to take back the internet from the big players that run it and make it decentralized once again?
  • In what way is ‘identity’ such an important potential use of blockchain technology?
  • How can we prepare ourselves for the possible blockchain influenced future?

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About the communicator

Vinay Gupta

Vinay Gupta is one of the world’s leading thinkers on infrastructure theory, state failure solutions, and managing global system risks including poverty/development and the environmental crisis.