We have chosen the top 5 TED talks among the 11 ones related to blockchain published on Ted.com. Only eight of them have passed the million mark.
The most viewed of all is Don Tapscott’s talk entitled “How the blockchain is changing money and business“, with over 3.6 million views.
During this talk, Tapscott explains what the blockchain is and why those unfamiliar with it should learn about it. His goal has been to demystify this technology which is capable of changing the world, and which according to him actually represents the second generation of the Internet.
In the second position, not very distant, there is the talk of Bettina Warburg entitled “How the blockchain will radically transform the economy“, with almost three and a half million views.
According to Warburg, blockchain technology is going to change everything, thanks to its decentralised nature. It is a clear explanation of this complex technology, during which Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralised institutions such as banks or governments, facilitate trade, and evolve centuries-old models of trade and finance.
In the third position, but at a distance, there is Neha Narula’s talk entitled “The future of money“, with more than 2.2 million views.
In this speech Narula explains what will happen when the way in which we buy, sell and pay things, will change, perhaps even eliminating the need to go through banks or currency exchanges. According to Neha Narula, this is the promise of a world powered by cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
The fourth position features Rachel Botsman‘s talk entitled “We’ve stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers“, with more than 1.6 million views.
Botsman explains that something profound is changing our concept of trust.
While in the past we put our trust in institutions such as governments and banks, today we rely more and more on other sources, often foreign, perhaps on platforms such as Airbnb and Uber, or through technologies such as the blockchain.
In the fifth position, there is Kate Raworth‘s talk entitled “A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow“, with just over a million and a half views.
Raworth explains how a sustainable and universally beneficial economy would look like: “Like a doughnut”. She also explains the way in which we can move countries out of the doughnut hole in order to create regenerative and distributive economies.
It is worth noting that of these five talks four were held by women, despite the fact that the percentage of women involved in the crypto sector is still very much in the minority.
Wanting to continue beyond the top 5, the sixth place is also occupied by a woman, Ashwini Anburajan, with the talk “How cryptocurrency can help start-ups get investment capital“.
In the seventh place there is Paul Kemp-Robertson with “Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the future of branded currency“, and the only other talk to have exceeded a million views is “How to be ‘Team Human’ in the digital future” by Douglas Rushkoff.