The most immediate benefit of the rise of blockchain and bitcoin is…

… the topic of this video.

I believe it’s the significant increase in awareness around cryptography that has resulted.

Cryptography used to mainly be the preserve of academics and technologically savvy activists. It was a specialist interest.

These days more and more developers and even non-technical professionals are becoming aware of what cryptography is, and what it can achieve.

As data breaches are becoming an everyday occurrence, we are going to need that awareness more and more in order to fight back.