Published on September 15th, 2015 | by bitcoin0
MIT Media Lab Found Supports Bitcoin’s Mission
Legendary Internet pioneer Nicholas Negroponte, a founder of the MIT Media Lab and the One Laptop per Child initiative (OLPC), gave a controversial talk at the Scaling Bitcoin workshop in Montreal.
Negroponte mentioned his past involvement with DigiCash, an electronic money corporation founded by cryptographer David Chaum in 1989.
DigiCash, which pioneered anonymous digital transactions and is often considered a conceptual precursor of Bitcoin, declared bankruptcy in 1998.
On the contrary, Bitcoin should be approached with a sense of mission – a mission to make the world a better place, he said.
Bitcoin is important from a global point of view, said Negroponte, and could help creating much-needed global governance structures in an increasingly fragmented world.