Cryptocurrency 101, Live from Leipzig is a Documentary Feature Film that explains the origins and purpose of Monero, a fungible cryptocurrency.
Dr. Daniel Kim gives a deep-dive summary of the technical, economic, and social aspects of fiat, Bitcoin, and Monero from 2008 to the present day. In keeping with 36C3 CDC's theme of "Respect My Privacy," this talk emphasizes features of cryptocurrencies and asset protection structures that are important to those early adopters who value their privacy.
Monero is cash for a connected world. It’s fast, private, and secure. With Monero, you are your own bank. You can spend safely, knowing that others cannot see your balances or track your activity. Transactions are confirmed by distributed consensus and then immutably recorded on the blockchain. Monero uses ring signatures, ring confidential transactions, and stealth addresses to obfuscate the origins, amounts, and destinations of all transactions.
Monero provides all the benefits of a decentralized cryptocurrency, without any of the typical privacy concessions. Transactions on the Monero blockchain cannot be linked to a particular user or real-world identity. Monero is a decentralized cryptocurrency, meaning it is secure digital cash operated by a network of users. Learn more about Monero on the official website: https://getmonero.org