Alex Batlin – Bitcoin

Featuring Alex Batlin

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.

Published on
13 April, 2016
Topic
Crypto-currencies, Technology, Monetary policy
Duration
29 minutes
Asset class
Crypto-currencies
Rating
47

Comments

  • JK

    Jan K.

    22 1 2017 18:01

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    Succinctly explained, well done! I'm impressed with UBS.

  • BC

    Brenton C.

    30 5 2016 23:53

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    "Innovation Lab" within UBS. Ha ha ha. That's about as far as I watched this.

  • GS

    GRANT S.

    18 4 2016 22:54

    3       0

    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 4 2016 22:51

    1       0

    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 4 2016 13:34

    3       1

    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 4 2016 13:25

    2       0

    And if armed hostility ramps up in the world, the Internet will most likely be a target. Just sayin'...

  • GS

    GRANT S.

    15 4 2016 14:22

    12       2

    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 4 2016 08:06

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    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 4 2016 03:56

    4       0

    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 4 2016 03:53

    5       0

    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 4 2016 03:50

    1       0

    I recommend that anyone interested look at dash.org. 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 4 2016 03:47

    1       0

    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 4 2016 23:47

    2       1

    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 4 2016 08:07

    3       3

    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 4 2016 06:14

    3       1

    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.

  • EF

    E F.

    14 4 2016 03:41

    3       1

    great insight into the potential impact of blockchain on the real world

  • dw

    darcy w.

    14 4 2016 03:03

    3       1

    May I recommend Trace Mayer and his Bitcoin Knowledge podcast (google it). I would love to him on RV.

  • CG

    Colin G.

    13 4 2016 22:50

    2       1

    Fascinating. Great explanation of blockchain and its potential.