What’s the future of crypto?


The financial revolution once promised by cryptocurrencies has been knocked off course by regulators and allegations of fraud. So what does the future hold for crypto?

Cypherpunk stills and Eric Hughes interview under creative commons licence:

00:00 – The crypto party is over
01:06 – The history
03:30 – What is crypto?
04:38 – Uses around the world
06:07 – Layer 2 solutions
07:12 – Web3
08:51 – Data and privacy
10:04 – What is the future of crypto?

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