Bitcoin Must Be About the Mission Rather than the Money, Says MIT Media Lab Founder Nicholas Negroponte at Scaling Bitcoin



Legendary Internet pioneer Nicholas Negroponte, a founder of the MIT Media Lab and the One Laptop per Child initiative (OLPC), gave a controversial talk at the Scaling Bitcoin workshop in Montreal.

The Scaling Bitcoin workshop has been focused on how to safely improve the scalability and decentralized nature of the Bitcoin network, and included many technical talks on current issues such as the block-size debate and proposed enhancements such as lightning networks.

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But Negroponte chose to keep away from these technical implementation details and focus on the big picture, the “raison d’être” of Bitcoin, its political dimension, and its implications for the

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