From Rome to Bitcoin: Distributed Networks | Lex Paulson | TEDxSciencesPo

What did ancient Romans have in common with Bitcoin and a starfish?

Distributive networks helped Rome invent the world as we know it. Let's use the secrets of the Roman Republic to reinvent a Human Republic.

Lex Paulson : political strategist and international counselor to the Democracy 2.1 project.
Lex Paulson is a lecturer in rhetoric and political theory, and serves as international counselor to the Democracy 2.1 project. Born in Washington DC, he has worked as an attorney, professor, writer, and political strategist, including projects for UNICEF, the U.S. State Department, and the National Democratic Institute. Trained in political philosophy, he served as legislative counsel in the 111th U.S. Congress, organized on four U.S. presidential campaigns, and has worked on democracy projects in countries such as India, Tunisia, Egypt, Uganda, Côte d'Ivoire, and Qatar.

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4 Comments on From Rome to Bitcoin: Distributed Networks | Lex Paulson | TEDxSciencesPo

  1. This was great! I wish he was my history professor when I was young! I may
    have paid attention!! This was great, a combination of computer science
    (Block Chain) and Ancient History… alot to learn from our history!

  2. Great talk by Lex. As a guy who studied the classics (Medieval history) and
    now works in tech, I really appreciate the perspective that history’s
    lessons persist across time!

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