A talk about Bitcoin

There has been a lot of buzz recently around Bitcoin, the new electronic peer-to-peer currency, and the potential disruptive impact it could eventually have on the world economy. So I didn’t miss the opportunity of attending a presentation on that topic, given Friday 1st June at HEPIA by Jean-Pierre Rupp, in the frame of the coder_night talks hosted by Post Tenebras Lab, the Geneva hacker community.

I recorded the whole presentation and Q&A session in HD quality, both out of interest, and in order to test (a) the HD recording quality of the Nokia N8 phone, and (b) the Universal Subtitles collaborative translation project, that I discovered via the Mozilla Drumbeat initiative.

So here is the recording of the first 22 minutes of the talk. It was followed by a Q&A session that lasted 50 minutes, which I will upload later.

Watch it in HD on vimeo.com: http://vimeo.com/posttenebraslab/bitcoin-part1
Contribute to the subtitles: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/53IujjClLDzX/

More about Bitcoin: http://bitcoin.org/