06 May DEMYSTIFYING THE BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION
What Directors and Leaders Should Know Now
The premise of blockchain is brilliant: a decentralized ledger that eliminates the possibility for failure by taking centralized components out of the picture. Specifically, what blockchain technology is meant to do, is automate trust. Proponents predict blockchain will bring earth-shattering changes to traditional finance, politics, data storage, and anything that requires some form of record keeping. And yet, it is frequently referred to as “the technology that nobody understands”.
As a Director or Leader, what should you know about blockchain and its potential? How can you test whether your team has a working knowledge of blockchain and what it means for your industry or organization?
During this podcast, blockchain expert Olga V. Mack explains the technology, shares its benefits and drawbacks, and gives advice on how to quickly gain enough knowledge to discuss it with your team. A distributed ledger technology strategist and security professional, Ms. Mack is Vice President of Strategy at Quantstamp Technologies, which provides a protocol for securing smart contracts. Olga regularly speaks on blockchain technology at events such as SXSW and TEDSanFrancisco. Her professional passions are blockchain strategy, leadership, and innovation