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This is how blockchain could save tuna populations from collapse | Pioneers for Our Planet

This is how blockchain could save tuna populations from collapse | Pioneers for Our Planet

Using blockchain technology we can track the journey of a single fish before it reaches our plate, instantly revealing its source and how it was caught and processed. With fish populations rapidly decreasing, we can harness this technology to ensure all fish are ethically caught and no illegal or unreported products reach the market. Watch more videos in our award-winning series, in collaboration with @WWF #Netflix #ShareOurPlanet #VoiceForThePlanet About the series: Each week we’ll bring you a new video story…

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Blockchain, the future of trust | Adrian Petersen | TEDxPerth

Blockchain, the future of trust | Adrian Petersen | TEDxPerth

Adrian argues for the importance of trust in our voting systems. He explains why blockchain is the innovation that can ensure trust in electronic voting systems and strengthen democracy. Adrian Petersen believes that blockchains will change the way people interact with governments, banks, and each other. He is the CEO of veri.vote, a startup that aims to strengthen the democratic process through trusted elections. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized…

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Blockchain: What Happens Next?

Blockchain: What Happens Next?

The price of bitcoin has recently rallied, but at the beginning of February 2018 many predicted its collapse. If these doomsayers prove to be correct, what, if anything, will be its legacy? What becomes of blockchain? Are we in the early days of the internet left to one day wonder how we ever lived without it?

Can We Digitize the Voting System? Blockchain, Corruption, and Hacking | Brian Behlendorf

Can We Digitize the Voting System? Blockchain, Corruption, and Hacking | Brian Behlendorf

Anyone who’s walked into a voting booth and scratched their preference onto a piece of paper knows the same thing: the voting process suffers from a dire lack of technology. Humanity put a man on the moon in 1969–why are we still voting on paper? Going digital isn’t just a matter of convenience, but one of accountability—citizens the world over are increasingly losing trust in the democratic system, from miscounted votes, to denying eligible people the right to vote at…

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Bitcoin Q&A: Will governments ban cryptocurrencies?

Bitcoin Q&A: Will governments ban cryptocurrencies?

Will governments or international government organisations implement their own centralised cryptocurrencies and ban the mining or ownership of open decentralised ones like Bitcoin? If your government is against freedom of association, expression, commerce, innovation, job creation, is it a democracy? Are you free? You must resist, not only through your choices about which governments get elected but about using alternative systems. People in places like Venezuela are making that choice every day, breaking the law to feed their family. This…

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Blockchain-based Identity Could Save Democracy | Arwen Smit | TEDxErasmusUniversityRotterdam

Blockchain-based Identity Could Save Democracy | Arwen Smit | TEDxErasmusUniversityRotterdam

Winds of change, technologically and geopolitically, are sweeping across the world. Institutions respond by remaining rigid, eroding. This has far-reaching consequences, touching even democracy itself. Blockchain-based identity could turn the tide. Arwen Smit founded several blockchain companies, including DOVU and MintBit. She believes that decentralised technologies will be the foundation of new economic and political models. She writes and speaks about blockchain internationally, is an advisor to Tomorrow’s Journey, and mentor to female entrepreneurs at Rotterdam School of Management, London…

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Lasse Birk Olesen | Blockchain Technologies | SingularityU Nordic Summit 2018

Lasse Birk Olesen | Blockchain Technologies | SingularityU Nordic Summit 2018

A blockchain entrepreneur since 2011, Lasse Birk Olesen co-founded Coinify which is one of the world’s leading blockchain payment providers. Coinify is also the exclusive exchange partner of the world’s largest blockchain wallet. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1Wq6gwm Connect with Singularity University: Website: http://su.org Hub: http://singularityhub.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/singularityu Twitter: https://twitter.com/singularityu Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/singularity-university About Singularity University: Singularity University is a benefit corporation headquartered at NASA’s research campus in Silicon Valley. We provide educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses,…

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Blockchain and the Future of Freedom | Anne Connelly | TEDxOttawa

Blockchain and the Future of Freedom | Anne Connelly | TEDxOttawa

ANNE CONNELLY, Faculty at Singularity University at NASA AMES in Silicon Valley and Vice-Chair of the Board of Blockchain Canada, teaches global leaders how exponential technologies can solve problems that impact over a billion people. Since 2012 she has been advising notable companies on blockchain technology including Jaxx, Ledger Labs, ixo, and Bunz and is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Blockchain Canada. Follow on Twitter @Anne_Connelly Anne is Faculty at Singularity University at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley,…

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Bitcoin – Blockchain and the dream of new money – Founders Valley | DW Documentary

Bitcoin – Blockchain and the dream of new money – Founders Valley | DW Documentary

The 2008 financial crisis spread distrust in banks and sped up the acceptance of new kinds of money. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin now promise to provide transparent, democratic alternatives. Startups in the Philippines are disrupting old structures. More than 50 million Filipinos are unbanked. FinTech startups are now giving them access to money. With little access to formal banking services, millions in the Philippines can’t save money, take out loans or perform other simple financial transactions. Now FinTech startups are raising…

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How the Blockchain is Redefining Trust | Julian Hosp | TEDxKlagenfurt

How the Blockchain is Redefining Trust | Julian Hosp | TEDxKlagenfurt

The one element that has always been lacking when it comes to exchanging services and goods is trust. For decades we have turned to “middleman” institutions to provide trust and proof-of-transaction between counter-parties, but thanks to the blockchain, that’s all changing. From a medical doctor, then professional kite surfer to a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, and keynote-speaker, Julian Hosp’s life pattern is as advanced as the technologies nowadays. He co-founded the Singapore based FinTech company TenX, which has developed a…

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