The Blockchain - beyond Bitcoin
Special Lecture on Blockchain by Ms Robin Teigland, Professor in Business Administration at the Center for Strategy and Competetiveness at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Experts have long claimed that Bitcoin was much more than just a cryptocurrency, and that the underlying software protocol - the blockchain, has the potential to “revolutionize” industry after industry, similar to what the internet has done. Indeed any process that involves third parties or middlemen can be disrupted by this distributed ledger technology as it holds the potential to truly digitalize trust. No wonder that the finance industry is predicted to invest more than USD 1bln in blockchain technology this year and that it is increasingly the subject of strategic conversations. This talk will give an overview of the blockchain technology, the various paths in which it is developing, and potential future applications.