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Bettina Warburg: How the blockchain will radically transform the economy [TED’s Video]

Say hello to the decentralized economy — the blockchain is about to change everything. Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into something far more interesting: a distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value.

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Christian Catalini: “VC slowdown means a test for equity crowdfunding” [VIDEO]

Christian Catalini, Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, explains how venture capital investment has slowed down in many of the verticals since the end 2015. He says that if this is a trend rather than a blip, it will be a good test for the nascent market of equity crowdfunding. Many different models have emerged and platforms have adopted different types of solutions to solve for the problem of information asymmetry. Christian Catalini talks about those models and which ones are seeing the most success.