28 Jan '16, 8pm

I stand by this: the future of money isn't Bitcoin and the future of Bitcoin isn't money

The Dutch National Bitcoin Congress was held on June 24 and attended by bankers who appear to be enthusiastic about the blockchain . However, despite the name, the event largely ignored the existence of bitcoin and its trustless, peer to peer transaction network. The B-Word If any of the speakers at the Dutch National Bitcoin Congress (NBC) summed up the day's general atmosphere, it's British digital transaction consultant David Birch, who said: "The future of money isn't Bitcoin [...] and the future of Bitcoin isn't money." In a sold-out room packed with suits, the Dutch financial sector gathered to discuss blockchain technology, smart contracts , digital title deeds and shared supply chains — anything but the decentralized, stateless, bankless, community-driven digital currency . They even avoided the word “Bitcoin,” as if it were cursed. “The B-word” was the term du jou...

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