Watched this talk because I thought it was more software architecture related but it turned out to be a very general and high level overview on 4 areas of Shopify's technology. Lots of cool Silk Road. economical, and historical references though.
Joined W3C in 2016 as a founding member of the payments working group, to standardize payment actions on the internet for 3 years+.
"Do you have a wallet?"
"Can you make a payment?"
"Let's make it fast."
Shopify is working with the Khronos Group (an open standards body) to advance 3D model formats for the internet.
Security & Privacy
A merchant's data belongs to the merchant.
"We have the tools to support you, but you have to use them".
The biggest threat to a merchant's data is compromised credentials, mainly from phishing emails.