“What are the most important functions of the state? In many parts of the world, we’re used to governments providing everything from education to health care, social security and pensions, the list seems to grow by the day. But if you strip it down to its very core, a government’s ‘raison d’etre’ is really security and jurisdiction, which are increasingly becoming the same thing in the digital age. The Bitcoin blockchain gave us the immutable ledger technology, and the Ethereum and Rootstock projects have given us Smart Contract technology, which holds the potential to make governments irrelevant in its very core function: dispute resolution.
Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof of Bitnation
Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof is the founder of Bitnation, which is one of the world’s first functioning virtual nations. During Bitcoin Wednesday’s workshop on Governance and the Blockchain held on 2 December, 2016 she will give a brief update on Bitnation’s recent progress and unveil her plan to build the world’s first Blockchain Jurisdiction, which she calls Pangea.