Jeremy Gardner is a co-founder and managing partner of Ausum Ventures, a venture fund focused on blockchain. He previously co-founded the Forecast Foundation, the non-profit behind decentralized prediction market Augur.
Created by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system.
All Bitcoin reviews by expert Jeremy Gardner.
The novel nature and outsized ramifications of Bitcoin’s introduction for finance and beyond is more akin to the industrial revolution, signing of the Magna Carta, fall of the Berlin Wall, than the Internet or Social Media Revolutions.
While they radically altered the world we live in, the Internet and social media, in hindsight, will be seen as less impactful in terms of disintermediation of preexisting power structures than blockchain technology since they were easier to co-opt by those in power.
Public blockchains, in theory, take away authority from large, entrenched, institutions in a manner recent technology innovations have not. By giving direct ownership of value and data to individuals, blockchains have the capacity to change humanity on an unprecedented scale.Full review