This episode is from the docuseries, Hidden Secrets of Money by precious metals dealer and monetary historian, Mike Maloney tracking his journey into the realm of Bitcoin so far, interviewing leaders in that field and he has this to say:
“In 2008, a new technology was introduced that is so important that its destiny and the destiny of mankind are inextricably interlinked. It is so powerful that if captured and controlled, it could enslave all of humanity but if allowed to remain free and flourish, it could foster unimaginable levels of peace and prosperity.
“It has the power to replace all financial systems globally, to supplant 90% of Wall Street and to provide some functions of government. It has no agenda, it’s always fair and impartial, it cannot be manipulated, subverted, corrupted or cheated and it inverts the power structure and places control of one’s destiny in the hands of the individual.
“In the future, when we look back at the 2.6 million year timeline of human development and the major turning points that led to modern civilization; the creation of farming, the domestication of animals, the invention of the wheel, the harnessing of electricity and the splitting of the atom, the 60-year development of computers and the Internet, this new technology will be looked upon as a single event, a turning point that will change the course of human history.
“It’s called full consensus distributed ledger technology and so far its major use has been for cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin but its potential goes far far beyond that.”