Can Blockchain Technology Fuel Human Evolution? An Interview with Arnaud Saint-Paul - Invest in Blockchain
Blockchain technology is the latest and greatest in human ingenuity, but what are its implications for the course of human development from a people-focused point of view? Arnaud Saint-Paul is a conscious technologist, philanthropist, and social entrepreneur. The recipient of 11 innovation honors and awards, he is passionate about technology and how it helps humanity to evolve positively.
A year ago, Alex Tapscott (my co-author of Blockchain Revolution) and I made some predictions for 2017. At the end of the year we compared those predictions to what had actually occurred. Overall they stood up well. Notably we said: "Bitcoin will hit $2,000 (that's right: one bitcoin will be worth $2,000).
For the greater good: how blockchain technology will be the new way of accelerating personal development
Blockchain technology is now used in many industries for data verification and storage but the next wave of working with data will almost certainly center on the combination of blockchain technology and Big Data, combined with better methods of data interpretation. This will allow us to bring Big Data tools in line with contextual understanding ...
Vitalik Buterin, the creator of the Ethereum Network, recently proposed a new method for decentralized fundraising called the "DAICO". Incorporating elements of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, or DAOs, the new model is designed to minimize the complexity and risk associated with ICOs.
On an electricity grid, electrons generated from the sun, wind, or other renewable sources are indistinguishable from those generated by fossil fuels. To keep track of how much clean energy is produced, governments around the world have created systems based on tradable certificates.
When you use Tinder, and you swipe someone, you probably don't sit there thinking "Let's create some TCP packages and send them over IP, hoping they reach the phone of that nice looking fellow there". You probably just think in terms of "lets swipe this nice fellow, Leo" I'm bringing Tinder into this story to show the power of a layered architecture.
Meta-Decentralized Crypto-Currencies, where routine operations are centralized, but arbitration is decentralized, combine the high-throughput and low-cost of centralized systems with the robustness and capture-resistance of decentralized systems. Meta-Decentralized Crypto-Currencies are a natural evolution and reconciliation of both current crypto-currencies and phanero-currencies, based on understanding the essential principles of what makes either valuable: the slower decentralized arbitration keeps the faster operation honest and efficient.