Click to Watch in HD > In the Beginning...Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain S1:E1

Watch For years, futurists and developers sought to create a truly digital currency. Finally, in 2009, they succeeded, with Bitcoin. Their secret? The blockchain. Now, the very institutions Bitcoin sought to sidestep or overturn -- governments and big banks -- are coopting that technology. Watch more: Trust Disrupted is based on the book Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper. Produced by Stateless Media, it is an exclusive TechCrunch series that offers an in-depth look into the how and why of bitcoin. New episodes every day this week. Subscribe to TechCrunch today:

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