Blockchain, Trust and Journalism

Daniel Sieberg speaks about blockchain, cryptocurrency, trust and more specifically, what blockchain is good for when it comes to journalism.

In this talk he highlights three points:

  • Governance: Putting value, such as a vote, or a token, in the hands of individuals, as opposed to centralized entities.
  • Storage: Once a story is published on blockchain, it’s permanently available and distributed on many computers in the world.  Trying to change or hide that story would be like trying to recall all of the issues of a newspaper after it has been distributed.  In other words, it’s  immutable and transparent.
  • Licensing: Blockchain is like fingerprinted digital assets. It helps content creators get paid for their own work into the future since the source of the creator is indisputably known.