Stuart Haber, one of the two inventors of the blockchain, tells the story of the technology, explaining how it works and describing applications that decentralize maintenance of the integrity of digital records. What started as a solution for a time-stamping problem developed into something that is already transforming entire industries.
Here’s the Whitepaper he describes in his talk.
The Longest Running Blockchain Started in 1995
Here’s Stuart Haber, showing the backside of the NY Times. On a weekly base, they published the unique fingerprint of the recent state of Surety‘s chain.
About Stuart Haber
Dr. Haber serves as Chief Scientist for Auditchain. As a young cryptographer at Bellcore (Bell Communications Research), in 1990 Dr. Haber co-invented the blockchain technique for ensuring the integrity of digital records. He was cofounder with Scott Stornetta of Surety, which was spun off from Bellcore in 1993. Surety offers digital time-stamping services and is the first commercial deployment of a blockchain. Dr. Haber’s work in cryptographic time-stamping was later adopted by Satoshi Nakamoto as the basic mechanism for data integrity in Bitcoin.
Here you see the last page of Bitcoin’s whitepaper, referring to Stuart Haber’s work: