We conclude series one with a panel — four innovators discuss the incredible innovations flowing from Satoshi Nakamoto’s first white paper on Bitcoin, published ten years ago.
Our fantastic panelists:
Bridie Ohlsson, Blockchain Lead at AgriDigital.
Phil Shelper, CEO of Loyalty & Reward Company
Max Kenny, CEO of CryptoFlip (also featured on episode 5)
Dr. Philippa Ryan, UTS Faculty of Law
Plus our wonderful ‘drop-in guests’: Joe Lubin, Ron Tucker, Sheffield Clark, Mark Jeffrey, Hugo O’Connor and Chami Akmeemana.
And here’s the original Bitcoin white paper, from 31 October 2008:
Bitcoin – A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System
After a great conversation, we lit candles on a birthday cake — for Bitcoin!
This amazing event wouldn’t have been possible without heaps of assistance from Stone and Chalk (Laura Rowan, Olga Link & Annie Le Cavalier) and the Spark Festival – many thanks for their support.
This brings series one of CRYPTONOMICS to a close, and I won’t say producer Alex Mitchell and I are celebrating the successful conclusion of the production, but…
Agricultural settlements are a long-term problem for agribusiness.
The farmer is always taking on all of the ‘counterparty risk‘ – the chance that the buyer won’t or can’t pay.
AgriDigital created a blockchain for agricultural settlements – ensuring farmers get paid for their crop as soon as it get sold – and not six months later.
Land title registries will be using blockchain – once the various bureaucratic difficulties get sorted out. It might work something like this:
Arianee is creating an asset registry for luxury items – very similar to the blockchain application described in the middle of the episode. Here’s a short video about what they’re up to:
In 2015, IBM and Samsung jointly announced their ADEPT initiative – to bring blockchain security to all of the connected devices in our world.
Here’s IBM’s whitepaper describing their goals for ADEPT – which could bring blockchain to almost all connected devices, numbering in the tens of billions:
IBM ADEPT Practictioner Perspective – Pre Publication Draft – 7 Jan 2015
The University of Melbourne has tested a blockchain-based solution to provide access to verifiable academic credentials. Graduates can expect a system like this to be in common use within the next few years.