A 7,000 Year History of Trust with MIT’s Michael Casey

How centralized record keeping has played an integral role in civilization, and why blockchain represents such a profound leap forward.

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To the average scholar, the idea of record keeping may not stir the imagination like the great conquests and cataclysms of the ages, but according to MIT’s Michael Casey, record keeping and the trust it begets have played a foundational role in the development of civilization. Here’s how centralized record keeping has played an integral role in civilization, and why blockchain represents such a profound leap forward.

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