Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, fad or future?
Money permeates all aspects of our life, but what it actually is, is never taught in schools and rarely from parents to children. Once you understand the fundamentals of what money is, and why we would choose USD over gold over seashells, you'll understand systemic issues with our current monetary system which are at the core of inflationary pressures. Bitcoin fixes this as a superior form of money the world has never seen until now. This talk will cover how Bitcoin solves the double spend problem - a holy grail that eluded computer scientists for decades, the shifting sentiment of Bitcoin across institutions and governments, Bitcoin's killer applications, and several models for examining price economics. We'll also dispel misunderstandings around Bitcion's energy usage (no, Bitcoin will not boil the oceans), examine fundamental differences between cryptocurrencies, and dive into the biggest threats to Bitcoin.