Karim Lakhani Covers Blockchain 101 for Harvard Business Review Whiteboard Session

Andrew Young — January 09, 2018

In the latest edition of the Harvard Business Review Whiteboard Session, Karim Lakhani provides a 9-minute crash course on blockchain. In the video, Lakahani covers:

  1. What is blockchain? How does it work?
  2. Why should you care?
  3. How does it apply to my business?
  4. How do I begin

He also discusses number of blockchain’s key components that are driving the technology’s growing hype in the press, investment community, and beyond:

  1. Transaction Record
  2. Peer-to-Peer
  3. Transparency and Pseudonymity
  4. “Irreversibility”
  5. Programmable

From the session description:

“Undoubtedly, by this point, you’ve heard about blockchain – the hype is unavoidable. But if you’re new to the space or just catching up on the blockchain craze, how exactly does the technology work and what is all the excitement about? In this brief intro from Harvard Business Review, Professor Karim Lakhani lays out some of the fundamentals of blockchain and why you should care, no matter your industry.”

Watch the video here.