Episode 1 - Bitcoin, blockchain & smart contracts (with David Gerard)

Episode 1 - Bitcoin, blockchain & smart contracts (with David Gerard)
29 Aug 2020
David is the author of Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain and a leading commentator on Bitcoin, blockchain and related technologies. TL;DR David doesn't think that any of this stuff is any good, and that blockchain is a solution looking for a problem.

About the Episode

David is the author of Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts and, most recently, Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money.

I've actually known David for many years, having slouched around the London alternative scene with him in the early 2000s when we could both still hack the pace. These days, he's a systems administrator for a publishing company. He also spends an awful lot of time on Twitter refreshing the page and commenting on crypto topics. It's fair to say that he's a sceptic about all of this stuff ... he's not convinced that there's any real merit to Bitcoin as a currency, that business blockchains solve any problems that can't be solved in other, better ways, or that smart contracts are either smart or contracts.

Contact David

You can catch up with David on Twitter