29 Jul '15, 4pm

Former Obama Tech Advisor: #Bitcoin Could Transform Government (in 5 Quotes)

Bitcoin, the digital currency infamous for wild swings in value and black market transactions , could have profound implications for the future of public services. Tech optimists at the highest levels of government are exploring how the same technology that makes bitcoin anonymous could make government services less bureaucratic and more secure from hackers. Brian Forde is a former Senior Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and recently became MIT Media Lab’s new director of digital currency. He sat down with the Ferenstein Wire at the Atlantic Aspen Ideas Festival and revealed how bitcoin technology could eventually become a cornerstone of modern governance. Just to give this conversation some contextual significance, over the last few years, Bitcoin has slowly gained mainstream acceptance, expanding from the hobby of libertarian digital ac...

Full article: http://tech.co/obama-tech-advisor-bitcoin-could-transform...

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