1910

Top 10 richest countries

1989

Hyperinflation = +12,000%

2001-02

“Corralito” / Default

2010s

Inflation + curren...
BRAZIL
CUBA
CYPRUS
VENEZUELA
ZIMBABWE
Etc., Etc…
Of the 7 billion people alive on the
planet, 1.1 BILLION subsist below the
internationally accepted extreme -poverty
line ...
Adult population with NO USE OF formal or semiformal FINANCIAL SERVICES
Foreign Development Aid

Remittance flows are
LARGE and GROWING
Official Development Assistance
Underdeveloped infrastructure
Limited competition
Regulatory obstacles
IMAGINE
D I G I TA L PAY M E N T S N E T W O R K

INSTANTANEOUS, SECURE, LOW COST
GLOBAL TRANSFER OF VALUE
D I G I TA L M O N E Y

TRANSACTIONS IN “BITCOINS”
DOLLAR VALUE  OPEN MARKET
COUNTERFEIT-PROOF “ONLINE CASH”
TOTAL CAPPED...
REVOLUTIONARY
DISTRIBUTED|DECENTRALIZED
CENTRALIZED

DISTRIBUTED
PEER
PEER

PEER
PEER
PEER

PEER
PEER

PEER

PEER

PEER

PEER

PEER
PEER

NO central authority orPEER
PEER
PEER
PEER
PEER P...
REVOLUTIONARY
PAY M E N T & I D E N T I T Y
S E PA R AT E D
Payment + identity
Payment + identity
CONSUMER PRIVACY PROTECTED
MERCHANTNO CHARGEBACKS / FRAUD
Payment only
PROTOCOL

APPLICATIONS BEYOND PAYMENTS 
SECURE CONTRACTS, ESCROW, TAMPER PROOF VOTING, NOTARY SERVICES, ETC.
P L AT F O R...
Underground e c o n o my
ECO-SYSTEM
R E G U L AT I O N
P R I VA C Y | T R A N S PA R E N C Y
S P E C U L AT I O N | S E C U R I T Y
D I S R U P T I O N O F S ...
“ Virtual currencies promise to benefit
commerce on many levels, from serving
the unbanked to new financial
products. I ch...
“If you haven't heard of
BITCOIN, drop what you're
doing and go research it, for it
is THE MOST IMPORTANT
PROJECT ON THE P...
“If you haven't heard of
BITCOIN, drop what you're
doing and go research it, for it
is THE MOST IMPORTANT
PROJECT ON THE P...
“If you haven't heard of
BITCOIN, drop what you're
doing and go research it, for it
is THE MOST IMPORTANT
PROJECT ON THE P...
Thank you!

@JuanLlanos
Washington - TEDxMidAtlantic 2013
Washington - TEDxMidAtlantic 2013
Washington - TEDxMidAtlantic 2013
Washington - TEDxMidAtlantic 2013
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In 12 minutes I had to explain why Bitcoin could change the world, what it was and how it worked. These are the slides I used.

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Washington - TEDxMidAtlantic 2013

  1. 1. 1910 Top 10 richest countries 1989 Hyperinflation = +12,000% 2001-02 “Corralito” / Default 2010s Inflation + currency controls © Osvaldo Santa Fé
  2. 2. BRAZIL CUBA CYPRUS VENEZUELA ZIMBABWE Etc., Etc…
  3. 3. Of the 7 billion people alive on the planet, 1.1 BILLION subsist below the internationally accepted extreme -poverty line of $1.25 A DAY . The Economist
  4. 4. Adult population with NO USE OF formal or semiformal FINANCIAL SERVICES
  5. 5. Foreign Development Aid Remittance flows are LARGE and GROWING Official Development Assistance
  6. 6. Underdeveloped infrastructure Limited competition Regulatory obstacles
  7. 7. IMAGINE
  8. 8. D I G I TA L PAY M E N T S N E T W O R K INSTANTANEOUS, SECURE, LOW COST GLOBAL TRANSFER OF VALUE
  9. 9. D I G I TA L M O N E Y TRANSACTIONS IN “BITCOINS” DOLLAR VALUE  OPEN MARKET COUNTERFEIT-PROOF “ONLINE CASH” TOTAL CAPPED INFLATION-PROOF
  10. 10. REVOLUTIONARY DISTRIBUTED|DECENTRALIZED
  11. 11. CENTRALIZED DISTRIBUTED
  12. 12. PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER NO central authority orPEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER financial institution in control PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER M AT H - E N F O R C EPEER T R U S T D PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER PEER
  13. 13. REVOLUTIONARY PAY M E N T & I D E N T I T Y S E PA R AT E D
  14. 14. Payment + identity
  15. 15. Payment + identity
  16. 16. CONSUMER PRIVACY PROTECTED MERCHANTNO CHARGEBACKS / FRAUD Payment only
  17. 17. PROTOCOL APPLICATIONS BEYOND PAYMENTS  SECURE CONTRACTS, ESCROW, TAMPER PROOF VOTING, NOTARY SERVICES, ETC. P L AT F O R M F O R I N N O V AT I O N
  18. 18. Underground e c o n o my
  19. 19. ECO-SYSTEM
  20. 20. R E G U L AT I O N P R I VA C Y | T R A N S PA R E N C Y S P E C U L AT I O N | S E C U R I T Y D I S R U P T I O N O F S TAT U S Q U O
  21. 21. “ Virtual currencies promise to benefit commerce on many levels, from serving the unbanked to new financial products. I challenge our innovators: devise c r e a t i v e s o l u t i o n s to prevent virtual currency abuse.” FinCEN Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery
  22. 22. “If you haven't heard of BITCOIN, drop what you're doing and go research it, for it is THE MOST IMPORTANT PROJECT ON THE PLANET. Erik Voorhees
  23. 23. “If you haven't heard of BITCOIN, drop what you're doing and go research it, for it is THE MOST IMPORTANT PROJECT ON THE PLANET. Erik Voorhees
  24. 24. “If you haven't heard of BITCOIN, drop what you're doing and go research it, for it is THE MOST IMPORTANT PROJECT ON THE PLANET.” Erik Voorhees
  25. 25. Thank you! @JuanLlanos

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