Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain traces the rise of Bitcoin and the technology that made it happen: the open, distributed ledger known as the blockchain. As blockchain technology has outpaced Bitcoin, an array of new apps has proliferated across the globe.
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Trust Disrupted is based on the book Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper. Produced by Stateless Media, it is an exclusive TechCrunch series that offers an in-depth look into the how and why of bitcoin.
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Byrne is funding a documentary that critiques the two-party system and launching a venture to disrupt the financial sector with blockchain technology.
See the full text at Reason.com: https://reason.com/reasontv/2016/10/04/overstock-ceo-patrick-byrne-on-gary-john
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Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Camera by Alex Manning. Music by Podington Bear.
Reason TV’s Zach Weissmueller sat down with Byrne in Overstock’s headquarters in Utah to talk about Byrne’s return to the helm of the company after taking a medical leave of absence (0:53 – “I’m actually healthier than I’ve been in about 30 years.”), his enthusiasm for bitcoin and other blockchain-based technology (4:18 – “For five thousand years, society has accumulated these [centralized] institutions like barnacles on our hull, and now the blockchain lets us scrape those off.”), his new venture t0 that brings the blockchain to the financial sector (5:26 – “We now have built a blockchain version of Wall St.”), his support of Gary Johnson (11:23 – “He’s ‘pro-freedom.'”), and his disdain for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (15:09 – “I don’t consider Donald Trump a businessman.”).
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