Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview that blockchainBlockchain
is a continuous and sequential block chain of information (digital linked list). When building a blockchain, copies of related blocks are simultaneously stored on multiple computers.Details technology is a promising innovation for all social networks. According to Zuckerberg, the blockchain can change the world of the Internet and social networks.
The creator of Facebook opened the "marathon" of a series of discussions on innovative technologies. During his dialogue with Jonathan Zittrain, a law professor at Harvard University, Zuckerberg said that the blockchain could allow Internet users to use all social networks from a single account.
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Zuckerberg about blockchain technology
On the evening of February 20, Mark Zuckerberg published the first video from a future series of discussions on innovative technologies. The first programmer interlocutor was Jonathan Zittrain, a law professor at Harvard University.
"This year I have a series of discussions about the future of technology and society. Here is the first one with Harvard University law professor Jonathan Zittrain. I joined his workshop, and we covered topics such as information fiduciary, encryption, decentralized services (...) innovations in confidentiality and areas of future research." – from Facebook page, Mark Zuckerberg.
During the discussion, Zuckerberg said that the blockchain technology is capable of making changes to the work of the Internet and social networks. According to the head of Facebook, blockchain will allow users to surf all sites from one account. Also, the blockchain can become a competitor or even push out SSO single sign-on technology (from Facebook).
"I still do not quite understand the exact mechanics of the process (...) I believe that the blockchain can be implemented for authentication. You can even opt out of Facebook Connect for true decentralization" – Mark Zuckerberg.
As Zuckerberg said, the introduction of the blockchain into the user authentication process will help work with all servers without intermediaries. Innovation will also help avoid "traffic circumcision" by corporate intermediaries.
Of course, not only the positive sides of the blockchain were displayed in the discussion. The main problem of working with such innovations is the willingness of users to "take responsibility for their data". After all, without a corporate intermediary in cases of misconduct, hacking will not be a third party that can be brought to justice.
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Speaking about the blockchain, Zuckerberg said that you can opt out of Facebook Connect for true decentralization. Although he later stated that the complete decentralization of the Facebook social network is still unrealistic due to the large amount of computation.
Editor: Pereyidenko Ihor
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