What the #?!* is Bitcoin? | Jeremy Rubin | TEDxBeaconStreet

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Jeremy Rubin, Technical Director of the MIT Bitcoin Project, is going to explain 'what the bleep' Bitcoin is and why he sees it as one of the most interesting innovations in modern computer science. This eye opening talk from TEDxBeaconStreet won't tell you what to think about cryptocurrency, but will leave you with the tools to parse this new and exciting landscape for yourself.

Hacker and MIT Junior Jeremy Rubin is known for his role in the MIT Bitcoin project, an initiative which offered every MIT undergraduate $100 in Bitcoin this fall and his award-winning project Tidbit, which is currently embroiled in a legal battle with the state of New Jersey.

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35 Comments on What the #?!* is Bitcoin? | Jeremy Rubin | TEDxBeaconStreet

  1. Congratulations kid. You just alienated thousands of people from Bitcoin.
    Sometimes smart people can be such idiots.

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  2. most cryptography related videos that I’ve watched, use the names Alice and
    Bob as an example

  3. Dazzled by brilliance or baffled by bullshit. Jeremy’s MIT credentials make
    me think his presentation is brilliant.

  4. This is actually one of the best explanations for Bitcoin. Those with an IQ
    below 60, I’m sorry for you. Let me break it down for you – Bitcoin is
    magic internet money.

  5. this is a great ted talk! just the right amount of technical jargon for me
    to understand the basics of bitcoin :)

  6. my IQ is 59 and I can understand him easily unlike other bitcoin
    explanation videos. can’t believe I can now understand more about this
    abstract currency. this guy from MIT is really good at simplify thing. he
    is a good entertainer to. I think I should sell all of my golds/silvers
    that my ancestor gave then buy bitcoin instead. I only need dollars for
    food and cloth. from the looks of it Bitcoin is future for mankind. it will
    shake the very foundation of big banks and decentralized. it can even
    disrupt Hollywood.

  7. This video inspired me to request that youtube rank each video with a
    “calorie burner” ranking. All I know is I am exhausted after watching this!
    B R A V O !! Great job Jeremy Rubin!

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  8. I’m not being sarcastic. This is a good explanation. Although he’s going
    slightly fast with his slides being too long to read, but it made me
    understand more how bitcoin works technically. I’m pretty sure it’s still a
    basic summary.

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