Why do you need to understand Bitcoin

A Talk at New York Culture Salon


This is a talk I give at New York Culture Salon(纽约文化沙龙) , I introduce Bitcoin to Chinese Community in New York.


You can listen the audio of the talk here:

Brief Introduction

In 2008 a person named Satoshi Nakamoto published a paper in cryptography mailing list, introduced Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer version of electronic cash. At that time, few people know about it except some cryptopunk, and few people interested in it. Now Bitcoin has got a lot of attention and even “Dead” many times. So what is Bitcoin? what is the thing behind this concept? Why do we need a new electronic money? Why Bill Gates say it is a techno tour de force? Why Paul Graham say it is a paradigm shift? Why Ben Bernanke say it may hold long term promise? Why Warren Buffett say its mirage and Krugman say it is evil?

In this talk, we will talk about the origin of money, how our current financial system create money, how the Bitcoin protocol works, and what value it can bring us. We are also going to discuss stories behind the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto, and how investors, financial experts and mass media view Bitcoin.


View the keynote file in iCloud.

Download the PDF为什么要了解比特币.pdf

English Version