Episode 6.09 Granular Levels of Tomato Tracking

Blockchain, the necessity of regulation, and the regulatory challenges posed by truly global technologies.

Tagged: ethics, technology

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Blockchain and the associated currencies and techniques derived from it have been in the news a lot for the last few years. And it’s an incredibly interesting technology, which basically only has benefits for individual users – but has some profoundly distortive effects at scale, on everything from economics to energy consumption. So what do we do about it?

We also discussed the importance of regulation in some detail in a couple episodes in season 5:

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