• Disruption: Cha-ching!

    • After the global economic meltdown of 2008, a mysterious cryptographer, Satoshi Nakamoto, unleashed a nine-page whitepaper on an unsuspecting world. The whitepaper, entitled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” outlined a future of banking that bypassed financial institutions altogether. Bitcoin became the first cryptocurrency, an entirely new way of moving money digitally.

      Join Walter Isaacson, along with guests Neha Narula, Don Tapscott, Felix Martin and Max Levchin, as they dispense valuable information on money’s past, present and incredible future in this episode.


  • “Gold's value comes from the fact that people have decided that it's valuable. If we can do that with gold why can't we do that with a scarce digital asset as well?”


  • Guest list


      Neha Narula

      Is the Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. She’s interested in distributed systems, databases, cryptocurrencies, and programmable money.

      Twitter: @neha


      Don Tapscott

      Is the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute. He’s also the author of 16 books about technology and business and society.

      Twitter: @dtapscott


      Felix Martin

      Is a macroeconomist and a fund manager, and the author of Money: The Unauthorized Biography.


      Max Levchin

      Is the founder and CEO of Affirm where he hopes to remake consumer finance from the ground up. He is also the chairman Glow, and former Chairman of Yelp. Before all that he co-founded PayPal.

      Twitter: @mlevchin

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