What happens when the way we buy, sell and pay for things changes, perhaps even removing the need for banks or currency exchange bureaus? That’s the radical promise of a world powered by cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. We’re not there yet, but in this sparky talk, digital currency researcher Neha Narula describes the collective fiction of money — and paints a picture of a very different looking future.
Neha Narula is the Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. Interested in distributed systems, databases, cryptocurrencies, and programmable money.