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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Jul 23, 2021

Neha Narula, director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, discusses Elon Musk’s appearance at ‘The B Word’ conference, along with a few current events in the Bitcoin world. Show highlights:

  • her main takeaway from ‘The B Word’ conference
  • why governance plays an essential role in Bitcoin’s block size arguments
  • what Neha thinks of proof-of-work mining and Bitcon’s environmental concerns
  • why Neha is skeptical of Dogecoin becoming a serious cryptocurrency
  • why Jack Dorsey’s new Bitcoin platform business is a good idea
  • what Bitcoin’s dip in hashrate due to China’s crackdown could affect network security going forward
  • what questions Neha has about Bitcoin’s adoption in El Salvador
  • why Neha thinks cryptocurrencies and CBDCs will coexist
  • what DCI has planned for the rest of 2021


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