The Bitcoin blockchain was purposefully designed to eschew the need for trust in interactions. In our session on Trust Making, Sarah will explain how the blockchain operates, and how the experiment of eliminating trust in financial interactions has fared. She will also discuss other real and proposed applications of the blockchain, from domain name registry, to automated contracts, to digital rights management. How can blockchains generate trust in your systems, and what are the potential pitfalls and shortcomings?
Sarah Jeong is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School, where she spent time researching, among other things, Bitcoin and the law. Her writing on technology and the law has appeared in the Guardian US, Slate, WIRED, and elsewhere. She co-writes the copyright newsletter Five Useful Articles.