I totally agree on all points.
Actually, I do come into this from a Banking Background in the sense that I worked in one of Australia’s Major Banks this year and was exposed to High Level Management with exposure to Crypto-Currencies.
To start with, I’m fully trained in declining to offer Financial Advice. As stipulated by current Legislation.
One interesting observation that I made whilst working in Banking was the amount of frank discussion about crypto-currencies and the openness of discussion in the every day Office conversations of many including many in high-Management.
It surprised me that talk of a supposedly competing system that was going to cost them all their jobs wasn’t treated at all like that. Let’s just say that no attempts were made to contain conversation on the topic of crypto-currencies in particular.
Where this leads is that Crypto-currencies may be much more of a mainstream development than what many people might realise or know. I might talk more about this and it’s a very interesting topic.
On the technical side, what will happen with Authentication is pretty interesting. I will be doing a presentation on something that few people will really have seen coming. It’s a “Hey, why didn’t I think of that” type system.
There is talk at certain levels about linking in the blockchain into Border Protection so that you won’t be able to enter certain countries if your blockchain records don’t match certain criteria. Your financial records will be to a point in the public domain.
When introduced to Healthcare, it’s likely to be the same.
Mainly, there are certain Coin Offerings that are linked to Major Institutions that we might know the names of now. As opposed to more marginal offerings.
The idea will be just an insight and some working knowledge of the topic.
Leaving this for further reading: