Published on May 15, 2017

Richie Etwaru, discusses the opportunity and implications of blockchain as a paradigm to slow/chose the expanding trust gap in commerce. He unpacks blockchain to a level of simplicity to be consumed by those that are just starting to understand and explore the paradigm. He lays out a current state of commerce, suggesting that every company is currently at risk of being disrupted or incurring severe strain from a blockchain version of itself. Professionally, Richie Etwaru is a c-level at a Fortune 500 Company, an author, the owner of international patents, the founder of multiple ventures, an experienced keynote speaker, an angel investor, a member of advisory boards, and a recognized thought leader in the area of digital, technology, and design. Specific to this TEDx talk, Richie is an adjunct professor of blockchain management at Syracuse University in New York, he has delivered over 100 blockchain keynotes across the world, he has written well read blockchain blogs, he has been interviewed on blockchain in online TV shows, and has advised governments and venture funds on blockchain opportunities. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Now I know how to explain Blockchain technology in layman terms 🙂 .. Excellent presentation Richie.

12:00 “just trust me” uh huh… 😉

why the hell is he shouting


He nailed it! Anyone else multitasking like me…on the toilet?

Trust, but verify is a translation of a Russian proverb, which became well known when used by President Ronald Reagan in the context of nuclear disarmament.


Excellent speaker. If he hasn’t had training as an actor I’d be amazed. Really knows how to use his voice.


This guy yell talks like he is about to replace Joe Rogan or Bruce Buffer on the next big card…


guys got a terrible sense of humor


How could blockchain be used to verify news reporting?


I am in the toilet.

Watched several videos and read articles to get a grip on the concept. FINALLY this guy gets it to me in an understandable way!


What did Bill Gates do for the internet? Last time I checked, nothing.


Fantastic speech. Blockchain is explained in simple terms with visuals that helped me understand. Confident speaker. Humour broke up what is a complex subject and helped give the audience a mental break from intense concentration on this new and mind blowing digital concept.


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