Video - Bitcoin Is Much More Than Just a Currency
He who controls the past controls the future, warned George Orwell. This dictum is particularly true in the digital world, where history can be deleted very easily, and without anyone noticing.
The underlying technology of Bitcoin creates "proof of publication" that has the ability "to defend itself and the people who use it against the full might of a superpower," Assange said. This technology has never existed before, and it has applications far beyond the economic role that Bitcoin can play.