How Bitcoin Empowers the Idea of Money – And Makes it Honest | Toni Lane Casserly
Bitcoin will bring a seismic shift in global finance, says Toni Lane Casserly: “If you are an institution with integrity, generally I would say you don’t have anything to worry about.” … So long to the world as we know it.
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Transcript – Bitcoin is the Internet money. And I say that Bitcoin is the Internet of money not because Bitcoin in and of itself is the Internet but because Bitcoin empowers for the idea of money what the Internet was able to do with information. And in doing that it gives any person in the world the ability to quantify, create, store and share the idea of value in a way that we as a human race have never really been able to do before. And Bitcoin is to Blockchain as email is to the Internet. It is the first major use case of a technology that is so fundamentally going to change the way that we think about our everyday life that it will transform every interaction we have from inception on.
Blockchain is called a blockchain because it’s literally just that. It is a series of blocks created by computer solving complex math problems that are chained together. And the way that Bitcoin is created is any time one of these blocks, like imagine you just have a bunch of sheets of paper and anytime one of the sheets of paper gets full a bunch of supercomputers from all around the world are all trying to solve these insanely complex math problems that get exponentially more difficult over time. And to give you perspective, it’s literally easier to find one grain of sand in the entire universe than it is for one of these computers to solve a math problem created by the Bitcoin blockchain. And because these are so complex and because anytime one of these little computers tries to solve one of these problems they only have a 50/50 chance of getting it right no matter how many times they try and solve it. And so Bitcoin right now is actually the world’s largest super computer. It has 500 times the computing power of Google just to create bitcoins. Now anytime one of these computers solves a math problem they get Bitcoin, they create the blocks, cement it and these blocks are all chained together in one long ring. And that has a genesis block and is essentially infinite from the moment the first block on the blockchain was created. And every transaction that happens on the blockchain is stored on the blockchain cannot to be erased, cannot be deleted because the core properties of this technology are fundamentally that a blockchain is borderless, it is decentralized, it is voluntary and it is immutable. Read Full Transcript Here: https://goo.gl/Fptl7N.
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