Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. This week’s talk was posted by Neo Matsei. Here’s why she chose it:

A few years ago, I couldn’t have imagined riding in a strangers, or least of all making a transaction online…well, digital disruption is well upon us and it’s only the beginning!

While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks, today we increasingly rely on others, often strangers, on platforms like Airbnb and Uber and through technologies like the blockchain.

In this TedTalk Rachel Botsman explains how the new era of trust we are currently experiencing paves the way for blockchain to take hold in the future. “The real disruption happening isn’t technological. It’s the trust shift it creates,” says Rachel.

The question is, who do you trust?