Why are We Talking about the Blockchain?Why are we talking about the blockchain, you may ask? Here is why. The news is abuzz with the rise of bitcoin. At the time of our interview, the value of bitcoin was around $6000 and by the time the podcast went live, the value has risen to $18,000. That can make your head spin. Especially when most understand that the original price of a coin was less than a dollar. What a great investment! But even those who haven't invested in Bitcoin are starting to pay attention and want to know what this is all about. Well, Bitcoin is an application on the bitcoin blockchain. [clickToTweet tweet="Learn about #Blockchain Technology and #Cryptocurrency. Listen to the podcast!! So much to learn! Join Steemit.com" quote="Learn about Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency. Listen to the podcast!! So much to learn! Join Steemit.com."] And here it is. That is why we need to know what a blockchain is. It is technology which is coming into our lives if we want it or not. So, let's find out about this technology and see how we can use it to help us in our quest for a sustainable lifestyle.
Who is @taskmaster4450?You might wonder who our guest is and why we had him on the podcast. Well, I did meet him on the social media platform called Steemit and enjoyed his articles. I thought they were rather informative. But I let him tell you in his own words who he is and why we can trust his expertise.
Technology is a passion of mine. I am a futurist and a technologist. I am very optimistic about the future because of all the technological innovations that we will see in the next few decades. We are living in a digital world. Each day more of society enters this realm. I help others to embrace and understand what is taking place. Managing information is at the core of this transition. Companies/Individuals are best served to step back to take a broad spectrum view. Some of the exciting developments:
Some Highlights from the Podcast
- The blockchain is the technology.
- Cryptocurrency is an application on the blockchain.
- The blockchain is a decentralized public ledger.
- Banks are centralized.
- cryptocurrency is a protocol designed by algorithms that cannot be changed.