Amir Taaki is a developer and proponent of free (as in freedom) software for ten years. Recently, Amir has been heavily involved with Bitcoin as a developer, and as an exchange-operator. Before Bitcoin, he spent many years as both artist and developer working on improving 3D games on the Linux desktop. The emerging digital economy has empowering implications for our shared culture. Still there are problems though with ways for supporting that culture. The funding models are new, and the tools for collaboration are bad.
Nobody understood the reason for the personal computer in the 80s. You could do accounting with them… We are at that stage with the digital economy.
Amir will be speaking about his work on Bitcoin at TEDxLeeds2012, in the meantime you can catch…
- his public reaction to the launch of Bitcoin, prior to his participation.
- a recent reflection on Bitcoin: Bitcoins, Back from the Crash, Still Aren’t as Good as Cash.
- Amir’s thoughts on the future of money – The future cannot exist without the past.
- a recent interview with Max Keiser.