16180: Shifting Trust

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Trust. What does it mean to be trusted and how can we use technology to improve trust. Blockchain and bitcoin are technologies that were originally presented as solving the trust problem but seem only to have shifted it from one group to another. The challenges of trust are mirrored in the recent trust crisis that bitcoin has faced. It returns us to the questions: “What is trust?” and “Why do we trust someone?”

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