Michael J. Miller of PC Magazine wrote about the DLD Conference:
Changes in financial technology were a major theme at the recent DLD NYC conference, starting with presentations from Alex and Don Tapscott on blockchain technology.
Alex Tapscott began with a primer on blockchain technology and how it was different than most Internet technologies. In most cases, the Internet is about sending copies of information, but that’s not true for currency. “It’s ok to have a printing press for documents, but not for money,” he said.
Don Tapscott noted that in recent years we’ve seen the middle class decline for the first time in a century, as the digital age ended up producing big value for only a few. He said the “Internet of value” with peer-to-peer transactions gives people another shot.