Pegged by some as ‘the next internet’, blockchain is a revolutionary technology that has the potential to go far beyond being a secure protocol underpinning bitcoin currencies.
In our age of advanced cyber threats and growing volumes of valuable data, distributed ledger technologies like blockchain offer instant verification of ‘trust’ that records ownership through a shared registry or consensus mechanism – without the need for a central authority. This creates all kinds of opportunities for use-cases beyond financial services such as the supply chain, education, voting and even advertising – where instant verification is a potential game changer.
The Rise of Blockchain
In our podcast series ‘The Rise of Blockchain’ we look beyond the hype and talk to some of the biggest names on the front-line of this technology revolution.
As a long time industry insider, William is a prolific researcher, writer and theorist who has been described as the most sophisticated blockchain business thinker. His views and insights are well respected worldwide. He is a direct participant in the crypto-technology market, working alongside startups, entrepreneurs, pioneers, leaders, innovators, creators, enterprise executives and practitioners; in addition to being an investor, advisor, and Board member in some of the leading organizations in this space, such as the Ethereum Foundation, OpenBazaar and Coin Center.
The Business Blockchain, William Mougayar, not only describes where the blockchain is leading us via examples; he starts with a sweeping first principles explanation, revealing its many layers, and offering a foundational understanding of the blockchain itself, an approach that will guide readers to better uncover their own opportunities.
William is a speaker at Consensus 2016, the world’s leading event on blockchain technology.