Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes

Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline the Vampire Queen in Adventure Time) explains how the blockchain could change the way we do almost everything online

Mark Frauenfelder
Apr 18, 2016 · 1 min read

You’ve heard of bitcoin. It’s a form of digital cash you can send to anyone, even a complete stranger. You may not have heard about bitcoin’s digital ledger, called the blockchain, tracks and validates bitcoin transactions. Blockchain technology has enormous potential beyond bitcoin to automate every type of online transaction that requires a degree of trust. In this short video, produced by , Olivia Olson (the voice of Marceline the Vampire Queen in Adventure Time) explains how blockchain technology can be used to launch companies that are entirely run by algorithms, make self-driving cars safer, help people manage and protect their online identities, and track the billions of devices on the Internet of Things.

Urgent Futures

Dispatches from Institute for the Future, a nonprofit…

Mark Frauenfelder

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Research director at Institute for the Future. Co-founder, Boing Boing, editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

Urgent Futures

Dispatches from Institute for the Future, a nonprofit thinktank in Silicon Valley that helps organizations and the public think about the future to make better decisions in the present.

Mark Frauenfelder

Written by

Research director at Institute for the Future. Co-founder, Boing Boing, editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

Urgent Futures

Dispatches from Institute for the Future, a nonprofit thinktank in Silicon Valley that helps organizations and the public think about the future to make better decisions in the present.

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