For years, futurists and developers sought to create a truly digital currency. Finally, in 2009, they succeeded, with Bitcoin. Their secret? The Blockchain. Now, the very institutions Bitcoin sought to sidestep or overturn — governments and big banks — are coopting that technology.
This must-see TechCrunch series of six episodes highlights the rise of Bitcoin and the technology that made it happen: the open, distributed ledger known as The Blockchain.