Alex Batlin – Bitcoin

Published on
April 13th, 2016
29 minutes

Alex Batlin – Bitcoin

Cypherpunks beyond Bitcoin ·
Featuring Alex Batlin

Published on: April 13th, 2016 • Duration: 29 minutes

Alex Batlin, Senior Innovation Manager at UBS, discusses the implementation of blockchain technology into the banking industry, taking an in-depth look at the 'proof of stake' validation framework, the benefits to SMEs from the deflationary nature of these transactions, and alternative uses of the blockchain that may disintermediate the business of banks.


  • JK
    Jan K.
    22 January 2017 @ 18:01
    Succinctly explained, well done! I'm impressed with UBS.
  • BC
    Brenton C.
    30 May 2016 @ 23:53
    "Innovation Lab" within UBS. Ha ha ha. That's about as far as I watched this.
  • gs
    grant s.
    18 April 2016 @ 22:54
    But this is all really exciting. Development of hundreds of applications and new decentralized models are changing the space so fast it is hard to keep up. Bitcoin won't die nor will it's spawn.
  • gs
    grant s.
    18 April 2016 @ 22:51
    Much is happening in bitcoin in the next 8 months. The block reward halving, segwit, thinblocks, a hardfork and the hijacking of core development by AIG. Many in the community think the end is nigh !
  • KE
    Kenan E.
    18 April 2016 @ 13:34
    Did I get this guy right that the banks are trying to implement their own private version of blockchain?? Well good luck!!
  • FS
    Fred S.
    18 April 2016 @ 13:25
    And if armed hostility ramps up in the world, the Internet will most likely be a target. Just sayin'...
  • gs
    grant s.
    15 April 2016 @ 14:22
    Steve. The genie is out of the bottle with Bitcoin code being open source. It can't be un invented and it only takes 2 nodes to run a network. The only way to stop it is to turn off the internet.
  • SR
    Steve R.
    15 April 2016 @ 08:06
    When are people going to realise rhat Bitcoin is just an 'experiment'. So-called investors will likely loose everything. No FED would ever allow an unmanaged curreny to go mainstream, period.
  • gs
    grant s.
    15 April 2016 @ 03:56
    Disclosure...I have been involved with the bitcoin-blockchain space for a couple of years now. Andreas Antonopoulos would be a fantastic addition to the bitcoin section of RealVision just google him
  • gs
    grant s.
    15 April 2016 @ 03:53
    R3 is trying to implement a private ledger that stifles innovation and remains censored, unverifiable, centralized and really just a database. Love the talk though. I believe Mike Hearn is a core dev
  • gs
    grant s.
    15 April 2016 @ 03:50
    I recommend that anyone interested look at Currently we are running over 3500 Masternodes (Yes I run a few) and are #3 in cryptocurrency market cap. (litecoin is bitcoin and ripple isn't $)
  • gs
    grant s.
    15 April 2016 @ 03:47
    Proof of stake is currently working in DASH. 1000DASH is required to run a Masternode. With that investment (around 7000$US equivalent) you verify, mix, vote on proposals and gain 13% return.
  • MB
    Michael B.
    14 April 2016 @ 23:47
    I agree with darcey.Trace Mayer is the authority when it comes to bitcoin.He has been in Bitcoin sine the begining,and recommending it since it was a few cent.Strong Austrian views also.
  • AN
    Adam N.
    14 April 2016 @ 08:07
    great to hear a balanced view as it impossible to imagine Bitcoin/blockchain without some form of regulation. The use cases for BTC/blockchain are enormous, we are only just scratching the surface
  • SD
    Shyam D.
    14 April 2016 @ 06:14
    That was great - been following Alex for a while now for a matured view on evolution of Blockchain. Matured meaning - junction between regulation & blockchain/bitcoin.
  • JL
    J L.
    14 April 2016 @ 03:41
    great insight into the potential impact of blockchain on the real world
  • dw
    darcy w.
    14 April 2016 @ 03:03
    May I recommend Trace Mayer and his Bitcoin Knowledge podcast (google it). I would love to him on RV.
  • CG
    Colin G.
    13 April 2016 @ 22:50
    Fascinating. Great explanation of blockchain and its potential.