Featured Speaker: Amber Baldet


Amber Baldet


Take Back Your Data and Other Blockchain Myths

There's been much breathless optimism about blockchain technology's ability to promote financial inclusion and help us all take back our data, but is such an outcome likely, much less assured? In this frank discussion, we'll look at what the Internet of Information has managed to get right and wrong as it evolved into ubiquitous substrate for big business and human connectivity, and how we might approach things differently to build an Internet of Value — inclusive of both cryptocurrency and distributed data — that supports tomorrow's global economies, sovereign governments, and individual human rights. Blockchain optional.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
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Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate