Business Insider/Rob Price
Nick Szabo, the man believed by many to be the creator of digital currency bitcoin, made a public appearance at a conference on Friday morning, discussing blockchain technology and his vision for the future of the cryptocurrency space.
Szabo was speaking at Devcon 1 in London, a conference dedicated to Ethereum. Bitcoin attempts to decentralise money by using a public ledger of all transactions called the blockchain; Ethereum attempts to do this to law itself, creating “smart contracts” based on a combination of cryptography and programming to enforce terms.
Although Szabo’s talk — on the final day of Devcon — was billed as the “history of the blockchain,” he didn’t go too deeply into the nuts and bolts of the history of the tech.