Show #86 (season 6, show 3)
Debut: FRIDAY, APRIL 20 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT)
“A Revolution in Ruins”: Libya is in chaos. Rival governments compete for power, human smuggling is rampant and black markets thrive for everything from oil to hard currency. The international community is backing the Government of National Accord, which maintains a tenuous hold on the capital, but its survival depends on warring militias, many of whom are paid to police the smuggling they are allegedly involved in. Correspondent Isobel Yeung looks at how the Libyan revolution is failing.
“New Kids on the Blockchain”: Bitcoin’s emergence as a global digital currency has been as revolutionary as it has been erratic. While fledgling investors obsess over every fluctuation in the cryptocurrency market, nation states are more interested in the underlying blockchain technology and its ability to revolutionize how business is done on the internet and beyond. Correspondent Michael Moynihan travels to Russia with Vitalik Buterin, inventor of the Ethereum blockchain, to get a front-row seat to the geopolitical tug of war over Internet 3.0.