All-Star Panel: Ed Moy, Joseph Vaughn Perling, Trace Mayer, Nick Szabo, Dr. Craig Wright
EVEN AS HIS face towered 10 feet above the crowd at the Bitcoin Investor’s Conference in Las Vegas, Craig Steven Wright was, to most of the audience of crypto and finance geeks, a nobody.
The 44-year-old Australian, Skyping into the D Hotel ballroom’s screen, wore the bitcoin enthusiast’s equivalent of camouflage: a black blazer and a tieless, rumpled shirt, his brown hair neatly parted. His name hadn’t made the conference’s list of “featured speakers.” Even the panel’s moderator, a bitcoin blogger named Michele Seven, seemed concerned the audience wouldn’t know why he was there. Wright had hardly begun to introduce himself as a “former academic who does research that no one ever hears about,” when she interrupted him.
“Hold on a second, who are you?” Seven cut in, laughing. “Are you a computer scientist?”
Notes from the video:
Nick Zsabo: Conventional assets in the blockchain; smart contracts are huge, like from Bitcoin or ethereum
Dr wright: the nature of property, human rights: own and trade property, we shouldn’t have to tell what we own, is our right to have freedom and privacy.