Web Creator Tim Berners-Lee: Blockchain Builders Should Beware Misuse

Web Creator Tim Berners-Lee: Blockchain Builders Should Beware Misuse

"Be careful. Think." Said by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, best known for inventing the World Wide Web, this statement of caution cut to the heart of his whirlwind talk at Ripple’s Swell conference in Toronto today. During the keynote, Berners-Lee recounted his time creating the web, leaving attendees with takeaways for the blockchain industry. Citing recent controversies surrounding Facebook, he went so far as to discuss how some of the same technologies he created have been leveraged in unintended ways, such as by political organizations in efforts to sway elections. "The message here is that in these things we build […]