Video: Jason Griffey Explains Blockchain For Libraries and Measure the Future During METRO Presentation
Librarian, Berkman Center Fellow, two time Knight Foundation Grant Recipient, and LibraryBox Founder, Jason Griffey, recently spoke in New York City at a presentation organized by METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council).
A video recording of Griffey’s presentation is embedded below.
From the Presentation’s Description on the METRO Web Site:
The technology that underlies Bitcoin has the potential to do many things: decentralize communications protocols, provide more robust and tamper-proof logs of activities, allow for autonomous companies to do business, and enable peer-to-peer legal contracts without the need for governmental intermediaries. The promise of the Blockchain and similar technologies to take power away from the center and move it to the edges of the network may revolutionize lots of industries.
Join Jason Griffey at METRO…for a discussion on Measure the Future, a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Knight News Challenge-funded project, and Blockchain, a permissionless distributed database. He’ll cover what exactly this new technology is, how it works, and take a look at a few examples of how he sees it improving existing library processes.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.