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TrustTalk - It's all about Trust

Trust and the Promise of Blockchain

  • E19
  • 27:47
  • May 18th 2021

In this interview, Jaya Klara Brekke talks about the politics of blockchain technology and whether it solves the problem of power, how a technology that was meant to be “neutral” tends to ignore the fact that engineers and developers making real decisions on how the system should be designed, thereby quickly becoming politically contentious.

She frames the term “Hippocratic Oath” making people more conscious of the actual decisions taking place in the design of blockchain. She talks about the bitcoin blockchain technology and the competitive process in bitcoin mining which creates a game that assumes a race for profit.

TrustTalk - It's all about Trust

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Severin de Wit
Your TrustTalk podcast host

Former attorney-partner at several law firms, lastly Simmons & Simmons, he started in 2010 the IPEG consultancy (Intellectual Property Expert Group) with 24 international IP consultants. Severin is chairman of the Netherlands foundation "Stichting PleitAcademie", a certified training institute for attorneys and law professionals. With the TrustTalk podcast and the website ( he is pursuing his passion for trust. Nothing works without trust.

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