Keynote: Blockchain – Connecting the World or Dividing It?

Stefan Thomas

Stefan Thomas

Chief Technology Officer at Ripple

Keynote: Blockchain – Connecting the World or Dividing It?

09:00 AM 8 March 2018

Ever since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, blockchain’s great dream has been to connect the world. Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas talks about his more than seven years working full-time on Bitcoin and Ripple and gives his take on how much progress has been made towards that dream to date. He covers the role of ICOs, smart contracts and what blockchainers can learn from the early days of the Internet. Finally, he talks about Interledger and how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is using it to make access to the financial system available to everyone.