«Crypto Economics» is a semi-technical introduction into blockchain technology with a focus on the potential of the blockchain to change the way we organise our lives. Simon will talk about the current financial system - its strengths and weaknesses and will compare it to blockchain based solutions. This talk will explain how distributed consensus is reached in a trust-less system and how proof of work mining works. He'll even go further into the concept of smart contracts and how “smart” or not they are. Simon will try to ignite your enthusiasm about the new way of thinking how we can build our future together in an open and decentralised way.