In part one of this podcast series, Chris Becker explains the basics of “peer to peer digital currencies” that let people transfer value to each other over the internet, anywhere in the world, without any central gatekeepers or intermediaries involved.
The seemingly unhackable network is kept secure by encryption technology called blockchain that provides an open, distributed ledger that verifies transactions and sits on a network of computers, not controlled by any central third party.
Podcast 1: Understanding cryptocurrencies
In part two of our three-part podcast series on cryptocurrencies, Chris discusses Bitcoin supply and demand, cryptocurrency security and regulations and how it could represent the “biggest wealth transfer in the history of the world”.
Podcast 2: Bitcoin supply and demand, security and regulations
“Bitcoin could represent the biggest wealth transfer in the history of the world.”
In this third and final episode, Chris unpacks how to use cryptocurrencies and in particular, Bitcoin, for business.
“Blockchain is an open, permission-less network that anyone can see and verify. Anyone can build and implement new code that can run on this protocol.”
Chris Becker, Investec economic strategist
Podcast 3: How to use Bitcoin and the future of cryptocurrencies