The Blockchain: Enabling a Distributed and Connected Energy Future

Bitcoin’s underlying protocol, called “the blockchain”, is a distributed consensus-driven infrastructure enabling trust between connected assets. While currently considered only a financial tool, the blockchain’s actual capability is extremely broad. Just as advances in TCP/IP created vast opportunities for the internet, the blockchain is enabling us to rethink the basic infrastructure of how energy is distributed, accounted for and secured.

**Bonus Demo:** Be sure to watch at the end of this talk, as a Bitcoin transfer from Cambridge in real time buys electricity for a small school in South Africa.

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