Live Case Study: Capital Markets & the Blockchain - by tØ's Patrick Byrne

Wall Street is beginning to look at blockchain technology to understand how it can be used in the capital markets; Patrick Byrne of Overstock described how the current system of trading and settlement can be replaced using this new technology; he talked about how they worked with the SEC on issuing the first public blockchain security; Overstock.com is now the first publicly traded company to issue stock online using the bitcoin blockchain; the session then moves into questions from the audience; questions centered on the public and private blockchain, the bitcoin debate around block size and a host of other interesting questions.