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Q+A with Andreas Antonopoulos - Author of Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies
 
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To celebrate the release of his new book, author and Bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos presents his perspective on the past, present and future of cryptocurrency then answers questions from the audience. This event was a collaboration of SF Bitcoin Meetup @SFBTCMeetup and SF Bitcoin Devs @sfbitcoindevs, the later of which was created by Andreas in 2013. January 25, 2015 Live streamed by Ryan Taylor @adjyleak Bitcoin tip address: 1LAGHLBxwE8LWtA16PMWD36GRh3Q7y86d3
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(New Prediction By Andreas M. Antonopoulos) "The Future of Programmable Money"
 
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In this talk, part of "The Future of Programmable Money" series, Andreas discusses digital gentrification and corporatisation, how this relates to the "blockchain not Bitcoin" phenomenon, and why we should maintain interesting communities both offline and online. This talk took place at the Sheraton Warsaw for the Polish Bitcoin Congress (Polski Kongres Bitcoin) on May 12th 2018 in Warsaw, Poland: http://kongresbitcoin.pl/ RELATED: Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Bitcoin: Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money - https://youtu.be/Vcvl5piGlYg ADISummit: Self-Sovereign Identity Panel - https://youtu.be/DZbyiJqKT8c My response to Jamie Dimon - https://youtu.be/1dEcdGc0tIo Aadhaar and blockchain identities - https://youtu.be/GylSvJf53zI How is fungibility tied to privacy? - https://youtu.be/VuI-8EwqIS8 Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU Why KYC is dangerous - Microviolations of Privacy as Payment - https://youtu.be/rwF7nMWUjBs Could governments take over exchanges? - https://youtu.be/9PrJQeKl9w4 Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y Borderless money - https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
Bitcoin Q&A: Bitcoin vs. blockchain
 
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What is the difference between Bitcoin and "blockchain"? Blockchains are only one of the foundational technologies. In an attempt to co-opt the interest around Bitcoin, companies and governments are trying to circle the square by creating centralised and permissioned versions while entirely missing the point: decentralization. This is part of a talk which took place at Pebble Beach for the Capgemini CXO Forum on November 1-3rd 2017 in Monterey, California. RELATED: Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts On the Future of Money - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0 Decentralized Truth - https://youtu.be/XCVaabu3J04 Why developers are leaving banks - https://youtu.be/GqOZ4IAQ-xQ My response to Jamie Dimon - https://youtu.be/1dEcdGc0tIo Private chains misunderstand the fundamental value of blockchains - https://youtu.be/haKVaGHKQJM Why bitcoin is the poison pill of global finance - https://youtu.be/UOfRIaJICgI Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc Irreversibility and consumer protection - https://youtu.be/R107YWu5XzU The end of vampire-squid financing - https://youtu.be/yyXOQG5iNWo The internet will eat your business - https://youtu.be/DXLZSgf4b8Q Self-Sovereign Identity Panel - https://youtu.be/DZbyiJqKT8c Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg Embrace the Good, Reject the Fear - https://youtu.be/38U0BQQLzK0 Job opportunities with cryptocurrencies - https://youtu.be/89_p4pDlQtI Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail
 
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In this talk, Andreas speaks about Bitcoin as a system of commerce that is the culmination of decades of research into cryptography and digital currencies, and how it achieves digital scarcity through proof-of-work and decentralized consensus. He argues that Bitcoin is powerful because it is where the laws of mathematics prevail to deliver robust security, financial autonomy, and censorship resistance. This talk took place on July 7th 2017 at a Bloktex event hosted by the Wisma BeeOn Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-future-of-money-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/ TOPICS: 00:00 Cryptographic primitives 01:02 The double-spend problem and the advent of digital scarcity 05:31 Trusting centralised authorities; early digital currency failures 06:47 What is a blockchain? 08:39 Proof-of-work and independent validation 11:18 Honesty is rewarded, cheating is expensive 13:55 Global network-centric, market-based security 17:10 The internet of money - commerce as the first application 17:33 Identity is optional; permissionlessness 18:15 Financial autonomy and censorship resistance 21:19 Transforming banking, finance, investment, and law 22:04 You cannot prohibit mathematics once people understand how it works 22:22 Open, public, permissionless, borderless blockchains QUESTION & ANSWER: How do I secure my bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/vt-zXEsJ61U The rules of Bitcoin (part 1) - https://youtu.be/VnQu4uylfOs The rules of Bitcoin (part 2) - https://youtu.be/vtIp0GP4w1E SegWit, scaling, and consensus - https://youtu.be/Jc7mrR6AAto Inspiring cryptocurrency projects - https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE ICOs and responsible investment - https://youtu.be/C8UdbvrWyvg RELATED: Bitcoin for Beginners - https://youtu.be/UlKZ83REIkA Blockchain for Beginners - https://youtu.be/i9nUMvpT2rM Hard Promises, Soft Promises: Promoting Autonomy instead of Authority - https://youtu.be/UJSdMFPjW8c The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo The revolution in trust - https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY The War on Cash and Crypto - https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw Migrating to post-quantum cryptography - https://youtu.be/dkXKpMku5QY Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency - https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4 What is the role of nodes? - https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ Governance trade-offs in decentralised systems - https://youtu.be/dtwaW79Fj7c Why are decentralised networks resistant? - https://youtu.be/VupQFdGUdzU Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Job opportunities with cryptocurrencies
 
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Job opportunities provided by the Bitcoin ecosystem, beyond software development. When you change one of the most fundamental technologies (money), anything and everything that is touched by it will be affected.The user composition of the Bitcoin community is becoming more diverse and the mainstream consciousness is changing over time. There are dentists, hairdressers, and cab drivers who have now heard of Bitcoin. We really need graphic designers, UX/UI designers, and customer service people to contribute. We need accountants who are willing to learn to understand this new form of money. Artists can now bypass the intermediaries and connect directly to their audience. This is part of a talk which took place at the 'Bitcoins in Bali' meetup on June 27th 2017 at the Hubud co-working space in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/bitcoins-in-bali-meetup/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/AecPrwqjbGw RELATED: Bridging the gap between geeks and mass markets - https://youtu.be/UbAumime_sc Inspiring cryptocurrency projects - https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE The internet will eat your business - https://youtu.be/DXLZSgf4b8Q Why developers are leaving banks - https://youtu.be/GqOZ4IAQ-xQ Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc Microfinance and streaming money - https://youtu.be/xs6hUcfuX9w Solar energy and mining in space - https://youtu.be/cusakcpa8AM What is the biggest adoption hurdle? - https://youtu.be/jHgyHF3F2TI Innovations in wallet design - https://youtu.be/K5Ei3_D8LQ8 Design for the disabled and disempowered - https://youtu.be/VlcHyl_rPVM Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science - https://youtu.be/OWI5-AVndgk Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin for Beginners
 
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This is the first part of a talk which took place on February 22nd 2017 at the inaugural Bloktex Conference pre-event, hosted at Technology Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/kualalumpur/ RELATED: A collection of my talks on Bitcoin - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTthcG265_FYSaV24hFScvC0 A collection of Q&A on various topics in Bitcoin - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTsHvzevl9BAUlfsfwFfU7aP Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains; click on the red bell to enable notifications about new videos! MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY: Spanish, 'Internet del Dinero' (v1) - https://amzn.to/2yoaTTq French, 'L'internet de l'argent' (v1) - https://www.amazon.fr/Linternet-largent-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/2856083390 Russian, 'Интернет денег' (v1) - https://www.olbuss.ru/catalog/ekonomika-i-biznes/korporativnye-finansy-bankovskoe-delo/internet-deneg Vietnamese, 'Internet Của Tiền Tệ' (v1) - https://alphabooks.vn/khi-tien-len-mang MASTERING ETHEREUM (Q4): https://amzn.to/2xdxmlK Bloktex Videographer: Takeem Videography Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Can cryptocurrencies support terrorism?
 
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Can cryptocurrencies be used to support terrorist groups? First we'd have to displace their most important funding mechanisms, which are the US dollar and oil (some of which our governments gave to them directly). We live in a world where criminals use technology (money, telephones, shoes), but we don't ban those technologies just because criminals use them. Most of humanity will use them for food, sanitation, healthcare etc. It is a fake promise that we're going to stop terrorism by controlling everyone's money, because all it does is exclude billions of people from the global financial system. More on this topic: https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0?t=5m5s This is part of a talk which took place on October 19th 2016 at the Bitcoin Wednesday Meetup in Amsterdam, Netherlands: https://www.meetup.com/BitcoinWednesday/events/234498117/ Event Info: http://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/event/special-edition-19-october-2016/ Presentation Info: http://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/antonopoulos-money-under-surveillance/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/3MLy5Z5ISeA RELATED: Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutrality - https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 Why we should resist financial surveillance - https://youtu.be/KBFedmrDTQw The War on Cash and Crypto - https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw The future of digital money - Open Blockchains or Dystopia? - https://youtu.be/Z3oArEyen6M When will the scare stories stop? - https://youtu.be/yhKIKB6cn6w How will international financiers respond? - https://youtu.be/aTnmrS8s8Jw Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Outro Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Inflation and debt systems
 
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How do you see the roles of debt and inflation changing in society with the advent of cryptocurrencies? Does Bitcoin have the best monetary policy? Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies are not debt instruments, whereas most of the popular, state-run forms of currency today are. You can't do fractional reserve banking or issue debt with bitcoin. Airdrops / fork coins are a form of supply inflation. How do you explain the different approaches to cryptocurrencies from China and Japan? The first question is from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on January 27th 2018. The second question is from the first monthly live Patreon Q&A session on November 27th, 2017. The third question is from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on February 24th 2018. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: The 21 million supply cap - https://youtu.be/AABkJ55Zz3A The Killer App: Engineering the Properties of Money - https://youtu.be/MxIrc1rxhyI The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutrality - https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg The Switzerland of currencies - https://youtu.be/pV83Qmy578c Geopolitics and state-sponsored attacks - https://youtu.be/htxPRTJLK-k Borderless money - https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw Price volatility, pegging, stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s Divisibility and deflationary monetary policy - https://youtu.be/xhLgxX_wU6E What happens to our bitcoins during a hard fork? - https://youtu.be/sNR76fWd7-0 Hyperbitcoinization - https://youtu.be/AB5MU5fXKfo Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y A voluntary alternative to mandatory currencies - https://youtu.be/5ogv3Eya9nQ Global financial crisis - https://youtu.be/JU3gNC_ZPKM Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU We all started as critics - https://youtu.be/-jvefuVRwYA Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Advanced Bitcoin Scripting -- Part 1: Transactions & Multisig
 
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This is the first part of a more technical talk where Andreas explores Bitcoin script, with examples from the 2nd edition of Mastering Bitcoin, focusing on the use of conditional statements, flow control, guard clauses and time locks. The examples will include advanced multi-signature scripts, hash time lock contracts and asymmetric revocable commitments. Then he answers questions about Bitcoin's quirky bugs, where Bitcoin differs from Ethereum at a scripting level, how SegWit works, how consensus rules change, and whether Bitcoin is more than just a currency. Watch Part 2 here: https://youtu.be/pQbeBduVQ4I This talk took place at the San Francisco Bitcoin Developer (@SFBitcoinDev) meetup on April 3rd, 2017: https://www.meetup.com/SF-Bitcoin-Devs/events/238773843/ Review materials on the topics presented: Chpt. 7: https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/develop/ch07.asciidoc Chpt. 12: https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/develop/ch12.asciidoc The fundamentals of Bitcoin script 2:17 Bitcoin's operators 5:00 Creating transactions (P2PKH - Pay to Public Key Hash) 6:30 Public Key CheckSigs, security by obfuscating public keys 7:42 Redeeming the script 9:05 The RIPEMD160 hash operation 12:05 OP_EQUALVERIFY, OP_CHECKSIG, & the elliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA) 14:05 Summary 18:30 Illustrating scripts: Equal, EqualVerify, CheckSig, CheckVerify, CheckMultisig, CheckLockTimeVerify 19:45 Guard clauses 23:02 Script-based timelocks 24:53 Flow control statements, interactive artificial intelligence 26:50 If, Else, EndIf 28:35 Unlocking scripts, what conditional flows do in Bitcoin 33:55 1-of-2 multi-signature script 35:44 1-of-2 multi-signature script with guard clause 38:28 2-of-3 multi-signature script 41:30 2-of-3 multi-signature script with timelock guard clause 43:20 BIP-113, how time is referenced in Bitcoin 44:42 Backup clause & other nuances in multi-signature schemes 46:58 Game theory, complexity from simplicity 52:36 2-of-3 multi-signature script, unlocking 53:45 RELATED: Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 The rules of Bitcoin (part 1) - https://youtu.be/VnQu4uylfOs The rules of Bitcoin (part 2) - https://youtu.be/vtIp0GP4w1E Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM Irreversibility and consumer protection - https://youtu.be/R107YWu5XzU Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Operating a business with cryptocurrency
 
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When is the optimal time to "come out" as a bitcoin user? How do you operate a cryptocurrency or multi-currency business? What if the price of bitcoin "falls to zero"? When will bitcoin be ready as a day-to-day currency, rather than as a speculative investment? Why is earning bitcoin, instead of buying, better from an economic and privacy perspective? These questions are from the 'The Internet of Money' tour in Dublin, Ireland, the March and May monthly Patreon Q&A sessions, which took place on March 23rd, March 31st, and May 26th 2018 respectively. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Measuring Success: Price or Principle - https://youtu.be/mPMsbgWl9p4 Decentralised Globalisation - https://youtu.be/QoiR4aNbTOw Investing in Education instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Beyond Price: Bitcoin's Impact on the Future - https://youtu.be/rvwVbRQ5Ysc The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency - https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4 Wallet design and mass adoption - https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc Mass adoption and peer-to-peer commerce - https://youtu.be/n9qIAEFS-Qs Lightning Network scaling - https://youtu.be/4KiWkwo48k0 Layered scaling and privacy - https://youtu.be/4w-bjUhpf_Q Scaling complex systems - https://youtu.be/dm9m1oQr6Ks Scaling, trust, and trade-offs - https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU Scaling is a moving target - https://youtu.be/pT9kJq_Ogrk Price volatility and store of value - https://youtu.be/wzzZT95ijTo Why I earn bitcoin instead of buying - https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY Job opportunities with cryptocurrencies - https://youtu.be/89_p4pDlQtI Inspiring cryptocurrency projects - https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE From barter to abstract money - https://youtu.be/KYsppZoHguQ Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need - https://youtu.be/yIR0OBEAaUE Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela - https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw How long until mainstream adoption? - https://youtu.be/y3cKBDBabtA What is the biggest adoption hurdle? - https://youtu.be/jHgyHF3F2TI Bitcoin as everyday currency - https://youtu.be/xYvvSV4mjH0 Hyperbitcoinization - https://youtu.be/AB5MU5fXKfo Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Introduction to Bitcoin
 
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Presented at the Singularity University's Innovation Partnership Program (IPP), this is an entry level talk about bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos. Are you a newcomer who wants to learn about Bitcoin and open blockchains? I have a playlist for you: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTuN6kdNWlElfr2tzigB9Nnj RELATED: Bitcoin for Beginners - https://youtu.be/UlKZ83REIkA Blockchain for Beginners - https://youtu.be/i9nUMvpT2rM Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency - https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4 Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains; click on the red bell to enable notifications about new videos! MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY: Spanish, 'Internet del Dinero' (v1) - https://amzn.to/2yoaTTq French, 'L'internet de l'argent' (v1) - https://www.amazon.fr/Linternet-largent-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/2856083390 Russian, 'Интернет денег' (v1) - https://www.olbuss.ru/catalog/ekonomika-i-biznes/korporativnye-finansy-bankovskoe-delo/internet-deneg Vietnamese, 'Internet Của Tiền Tệ' (v1) - https://alphabooks.vn/khi-tien-len-mang MASTERING ETHEREUM (Q4): https://amzn.to/2xdxmlK Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Eltoo, and the early days of Lightning
 
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What is eltoo? What are the trade-offs and barriers to its implementation? What is the origin of the Lightning Network? What are Poon and Dryja payment channels? Could intermediate nodes be allowed to decide the route? How did the Lightning Network get ahead of schedule? What is coming next? What can non-technical users engage with it now? The eltoo paper: https://blockstream.com/eltoo.pdf These questions are from the June monthly Patreon session, which took place on June 24th 2018 respectively. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Bitcoin, Lightning, and Streaming Money - https://youtu.be/gF_ZQ_eijPs The Internet of Money: Five Years Later - https://youtu.be/6xIq0FdmsIA The Lightning Network - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTurL4wU_y3jOhBi9rrpsYyi Advanced Bitcoin Scripting, Part 1: Transactions and Multisig - https://youtu.be/8FeAXjkmDcQ Advanced Bitcoin Scripting, Part 2: SegWit, Consensus, and Trustware - https://youtu.be/pQbeBduVQ4I The Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/vPnO9ExJ50A Lightning's security model - https://youtu.be/_GNsT_ufkec Misconceptions about the Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/c4TjfaLgzj4 Lightning Network scaling - https://youtu.be/4KiWkwo48k0 Lightning Network interoperability - https://youtu.be/1HYMWcJHGXc Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg Running nodes and payment channels - https://youtu.be/ndcfBfE_yoY What is Segregated Witness (SegWit)? - https://youtu.be/dtOjjB4mD8k SegWit and fork research - https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Ethereum Q&A: The legality of smart contracts
 
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Are smart contracts legally binding? How can tokens represent ownership of external assets? Are those transfers of titles recognised? Where are ether transactions stored when contract code is executed? How are state transitions validated? Will smart contracts work to the extent that people envision? Should we combine smart contracts with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), or is all of this tech still too immature? These questions are from MOOC 9.6 and 9.7 sessions, which took place on March 23rd and March 30th 2018 respectively. Andreas is a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia. The first course in their Master of Science in Digital Currency degree, DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies, is offered for free as an open enrollment MOOC course to anyone interested in learning about the fundamental principles. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency - https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4 Investing in Education instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science - https://youtu.be/OWI5-AVndgk Slush17 Panel: Farewell to Centralised Data - https://youtu.be/ul0aGzF-v5c Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts On The Future of Money - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Why I'm writing 'Mastering Ethereum' - https://youtu.be/So6WERp7vLY Smart contract platforms - https://youtu.be/XU8Bc5oxneE Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc Gas and resource allocation - https://youtu.be/HwUJIGlHFes Intrinsic vs. extrinsic assets - https://youtu.be/KDtfFNZy9xg Altcoins and specialisation - https://youtu.be/b_Yhr8h6xnA Ether, ICOs, and securities - https://youtu.be/guBNLSsnAiA Unstoppable code - https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4 Airdrop coins and privacy implications - https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc Initial coin offerings (ICOs) - https://youtu.be/Q5R8KuxV4A0 The token ICO explosion - https://youtu.be/vdaW8NtJXuQ ICOs and responsible investment - https://youtu.be/C8UdbvrWyvg ICOs and financial regulation - https://youtu.be/Plu_WX3Gs8E ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation - https://youtu.be/yfjgcI8xX3A Scams, gambling, and regulation - https://youtu.be/fTI88YrN1UE ICOs and pyramid schemes - https://youtu.be/8HYWWP1QU7Q Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA - https://youtu.be/lfgMnbb5JeM Scaling and "Satoshi's vision" - https://youtu.be/Ub2LoTcYV54 "Blockchain, not Bitcoin " - https://youtu.be/r2f0HlaRdgo Reflections on the last five years - https://youtu.be/NoCi64uaFT0 Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Is quantum computing a threat?
 
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Is quantum computing a threat to Bitcoin? How can Bitcoin become more secure against a quantum computing attack? Will this upgrade require moving coins to new addresses? Will it be implemented as a soft or hard fork? What happens to coins controlled by lost keys? CORRECTION: Apologies for the confusion - regarding the question of whether Satoshi's (suspected) coins would be vulnerable to a quantum computing attack on ECDSA, the correct answer is in the first clip at 3:05. While what I initially say at 6:10 is true, that Satoshi did not spend their coins, those coinbase transactions still used pay-to-public-key (P2PK) instead of pay-to-public-key-hash (P2PKH), which means the public keys are already exposed. More about hashing and public key cryptography in Bitcoin: https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/develop/ch04.asciidoc These questions are from the May monthly Patreon session and part of the Denver talk, which took place on May 26th and August 6th 2018 respectively. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Advanced Bitcoin Scripting, Part 1: Transactions and Multisig - https://youtu.be/8FeAXjkmDcQ Advanced Bitcoin Scripting, Part 2: SegWit, Consensus, and Trustware - https://youtu.be/pQbeBduVQ4I Migrating to post-quantum cryptography What is a private key? - https://youtu.be/xxfUpIV9wRI Public keys vs. addresses - https://youtu.be/8es3qQWkEiU Protocol development security - https://youtu.be/4fsL5XWsTJ4 Lightning's security model - https://youtu.be/_GNsT_ufkec Misconceptions about the Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/c4TjfaLgzj4 Eltoo, and the early days of Lightning - https://youtu.be/o6eFZ5aI9N0 Lightning Network scaling - https://youtu.be/4KiWkwo48k0 Lightning Network interoperability - https://youtu.be/1HYMWcJHGXc Lightning Network game theory - https://youtu.be/7if0DuTtozY Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg Full node and home network security - https://youtu.be/uo58zmyXqFY Running nodes and payment channels - https://youtu.be/ndcfBfE_yoY What is Segregated Witness (SegWit)? - https://youtu.be/dtOjjB4mD8k SegWit and fork research - https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Nonces, mining, and quantum computing
 
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Who generates the nonce? What makes it random? How is nonce-guessing important to the competitive process of mining? What happens if the hashing algorithm (SHA-256) was compromised? Is quantum computing a threat? More on nonces and the mining process: https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/8ae3c056fb257111bda8883d9d204e8476f9870c/ch09.asciidoc These questions are from the MOOC 7.2 and 9.2, which took place on February 26th 2017 and February 23rd 2018 respectively. Andreas is a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia. The first course in their Master of Science in Digital Currency degree, DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies, is offered for free as an open enrollment MOOC course to anyone interested in learning about the fundamental principles. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Consensus Algorithms, Blockchain Technology, and Bitcoin - https://youtu.be/fw3WkySh_Ho Advanced Bitcoin Scripting Part 1: Transactions and Multisig - https://youtu.be/8FeAXjkmDcQ Advanced Bitcoin Scripting Part 2: SegWit, Consensus, and Trustware - https://youtu.be/pQbeBduVQ4I What is Consensus: Rules without Rulers - https://youtu.be/2tqo7PX5Pyc Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 Software distribution security - https://youtu.be/_V0vqy046YM What is mining? - https://youtu.be/t4p4iMqmxbQ The mining process - https://youtu.be/L4Xtau0YMJw Miners, pools, and consensus - https://youtu.be/JHz7LM4ncLw Cryptographic primitives - https://youtu.be/RIckQ6RBt5E The rules of Bitcoin (part 1) - https://youtu.be/VnQu4uylfOs The rules of Bitcoin (part 2) - https://youtu.be/vtIp0GP4w1E Rules versus rulers - https://youtu.be/9EEluhC9SxE The value of proof-of-work - https://youtu.be/ZDGliHwstM8 Migrating to post-quantum cryptography - https://youtu.be/dkXKpMku5QY Could a state-sponsored 51% attack work? - https://youtu.be/KUd8ZGgm6Qo Honest nodes and consensus - https://youtu.be/KAhY2ymI-tg Spam transactions and Child Pays For Parent (CPFP) - https://youtu.be/t3c0E4fkSNs Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g Decentralized power, leaderless governance - https://youtu.be/E5VbDlQTPzU Scaling, trust, and trade-offs - https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU What is the role of nodes? - https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ Why running a node is important - https://youtu.be/oX0Yrv-6jVs Lightning, full nodes, and miners - https://youtu.be/dlJG4OHdJzs Running nodes and payment channels - https://youtu.be/ndcfBfE_yoY What happens during a fork? - https://youtu.be/XBk8hBJ1xVo SegWit adoption - https://youtu.be/KCsTVTRk6I4 Spam transactions and Child Pays For Parent (CPFP) - https://youtu.be/t3c0E4fkSNs Energy consumption - https://youtu.be/2T0OUIW89II Solar energy and mining in space - https://youtu.be/cusakcpa8AM Bitmain and ASICBoost allegations - https://youtu.be/t6jJDD2Aj8k Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Bitcoin as everyday currency
 
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How will Bitcoin's infrastructure scale to an everyday currency? When will a business model of small retail transactions make economic sense for cryptocurrencies? What stage of grief are the banks at now? This question is from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on December 16th 2017. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Where can I buy and spend bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/RPR5dtmXnY8 Job opportunities with cryptocurrencies - https://youtu.be/89_p4pDlQtI Inspiring cryptocurrency projects - https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE Who determines the value of bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/DucvYCX1CVI Price volatility, pegging, stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s Inflation and debt systems - https://youtu.be/6CwxHiKf27A Futures markets - https://youtu.be/vGz22l1FZEM What is the roadmap? - https://youtu.be/5Eoj_sKyC90 SegWit adoption - https://youtu.be/KCsTVTRk6I4 SegWit, scaling, and consensus - https://youtu.be/Jc7mrR6AAto Spam transactions and Child Pays For Payment (CPFP) - https://youtu.be/t3c0E4fkSNs How do you choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Decentralised exchanges and counterparty risk - https://youtu.be/hi_jaw0dT9M Decentralised exchanges with fiat - https://youtu.be/3Url8tbQEkA Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg Wealth distribution statistics - https://youtu.be/X2Qsz4eaSPY Criminalisation of ownership - https://youtu.be/5xihdO7bVZE How much bitcoin do you have? - https://youtu.be/DJtM9mR7cOU The Lightning Network - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTurL4wU_y3jOhBi9rrpsYyi Microfinance and streaming money - https://youtu.be/xs6hUcfuX9w Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0 Delivering Liberty at Scale - https://youtu.be/AecPrwqjbGw Bitcoin: "Failing to Scale" - https://youtu.be/bFOFqNKKns0 The Courage to Innovate Without Permission - https://youtu.be/ywq6NBETUJ8 Beyond Price: Bitcoin's Impact on the Future - https://youtu.be/rvwVbRQ5Ysc Introduction to the Internet of Money - https://youtu.be/rc744Z9IjhY Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: What is the role of nodes?
 
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The role that full nodes play in security of the network. People focus a lot on mining, which has a fundamental role in the network but is not necessarily the most interesting feature of the constellation of technologies involved. The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the most essential protocol underlying the world's routing system, and you use it every single day without knowing it, just as you are oblivious to the vast filtration system allowing you to drink clean water from a fountain. A node is a computer that is participating the global peer-to-peer Bitcoin network. They propagate transactions and blocks everywhere. Full nodes act independently as authoritative verifiers. Onion routing. Double-spending protection. Levels of isolation for untrustworthy nodes. Why would you run one? To be in control of your money - your keys, your money. You don't trust anyone else to tell you what the truth is, you cross-check every claim yourself. Be part of the revolution in money. This is part of a talk which took place at the JW Marriott Sahar (International Airport) on March 26th 2017 in Mumbai, India: https://www.townscript.com/e/bitcoin-talk-by-the-world-famous-andreas-antonopoulos-203132 RELATED: Lightning, full nodes, and miners - https://youtu.be/dlJG4OHdJzs Hard Promises, Soft Promises: Promoting Autonomy instead of Authority https://youtu.be/UJSdMFPjW8c Innovations in wallet design - https://youtu.be/K5Ei3_D8LQ8 How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Videography: Zebpay Bitcoin India Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Price volatility, pegging, stability
 
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Exchange rates in Bitcoin. Bitcoin is traded on international markets against 30-45 national currencies, in real-time. It's affected by fluctuations between those currencies indirectly. The exchange rates are defined by market dynamics (supply and demand). It is still a very small currency; it was a global currency from the day one but it is still small in size, therefore it has more volatility than many of the currencies you're used to. Over the last seven years we've seen that the volatility has gradually reduced; as it gets bigger, it becomes more stable. Why are cryptocurrency prices so volatile? Would pegging make them less volatile? Cryptocurrency markets are like boats: the bigger the boat, the bigger the wave you need to move it. It's volatile because it's still small, but it's getting less volatile and more stable as time goes on because the market is getting bigger with more transactions. Volatility has two sides. We look econometrically at negative volatility as being damaging, not so much with upward volatility. There are national currencies with higher volatility than even bitcoin. The problem with tying / pegging a currency to an external asset is that it may work in the short term but not in the long term, as differences between the two markets emerge and at some point they can't stretch enough to accommodate fluctuations in the other. Eventually someone does an audit of the gold vault and discover it's not there, it's not real, or it's been loaned out to three different people and they all think they own it. The advantage of bitcoin is that it's on the public blockchain, everyone knows where each bitcoin is, and only the person controlling the private keys can make claim to it. The first question is from a talk which took place on October 11th 2016 during the Merkle Conference in Paris, France: http://www.merkleconference.com/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/SVdIbtWPYw4 The second question is from a talk which took place on July 7th 2017 at a Bloktex event hosted by the Wisma BeeOn Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-future-of-money-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 CLARIFICATION: At 1:17 I say that Bitcoin's market cap is ~$10 billion. At the time this video was made (October 2016), that was true. However Bitcoin's current market cap is fluctuating around $70 billion. RELATED: Price premiums and arbitrage - https://youtu.be/B4tsk-ZiHuE Divisibility and deflationary monetary policy - https://youtu.be/xhLgxX_wU6E Who determines the value of bitcoins? - https://youtu.be/DucvYCX1CVI Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk Global financial crisis - https://youtu.be/JU3gNC_ZPKM Could governments take over exchanges? - https://youtu.be/9PrJQeKl9w4 Why we should resist financial surveillance - https://youtu.be/KBFedmrDTQw Someone said "Bitcoin is dead," what do you say? - https://youtu.be/_osg3W7VI-Q Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin's Origins and the Genesis Blockade
 
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In this talk, Andreas recounts the origins of Bitcoin, the meaning of the message embedded forever in its genesis block, and how we figured out who the banks truly serve when there was no other choice. He also speaks about what happens when money stops working, why censorship resistance was one of Bitcoin's most valuable characteristics from the start, and what possibilities lay in store with a global, voluntary financial system. This talk took place on August 6th 2018 as part of 'The Internet of Money Tour' at the Hilton Denver Inverness in Denver, Colorado: https://antonopoulos.com/event/arapahoe-libraries-talk/ If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Money As A System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Worse Than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutrality - https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 Measuring Success: Price or Principle - https://youtu.be/mPMsbgWl9p4 Why Open Blockchains Matter - https://youtu.be/uZPIz3ArQww Decentralised Globalisation - https://youtu.be/QoiR4aNbTOw Investing in Education instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Beyond Price: Bitcoin's Impact on the Future - https://youtu.be/rvwVbRQ5Ysc Wallet design and mass adoption - https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc Mass adoption and peer-to-peer commerce - https://youtu.be/n9qIAEFS-Qs Price volatility and store of value - https://youtu.be/wzzZT95ijTo Why I earn bitcoin instead of buying - https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY Job opportunities with cryptocurrencies - https://youtu.be/89_p4pDlQtI Inspiring cryptocurrency projects - https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE From barter to abstract money - https://youtu.be/KYsppZoHguQ Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need - https://youtu.be/yIR0OBEAaUE Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela - https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw How long until mainstream adption? - https://youtu.be/y3cKBDBabtA What is the biggest adoption hurdle? - https://youtu.be/jHgyHF3F2TI Bitcoin as everyday currency - https://youtu.be/xYvvSV4mjH0 Hyperbitcoinization - https://youtu.be/AB5MU5fXKfo Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Criminalization of ownership?
 
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What are your thoughts on US Senate Bill S.1241 to extend anti-money laundering rules to cryptocurrency businesses and (supposedly) criminalise ownership of bitcoin? What would be the implications for mixers in the United States? What should people do if they live in a country which criminalises ownership and/or use of bitcoin? More: https://coincenter.org/entry/congress-s-anti-money-laundering-bill-s-1241-coin-center-is-on-it This is a question from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on December 16th 2017. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 Worse Than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk Hard Promises, Soft Promises: Promoting Autonomy Instead of Authority - https://youtu.be/UJSdMFPjW8c The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutrality - https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 Open Blockchains for Cashless Developed Economies - https://youtu.be/eo-0BgrKxiI Will governments ban cryptocurrencies? - https://youtu.be/LIQkuF_I5Xo Could governments take over exchanges? - https://youtu.be/9PrJQeKl9w4 How will the currency war affect companies? - https://youtu.be/c9MIM2vZUZc The war on cash and crypto - https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw My response to Jamie Dimon - https://youtu.be/1dEcdGc0tIo Borderless money - https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw Regulation and the bank boycott - https://youtu.be/8ypH69Cb1l0 The Switzerland of currencies - https://youtu.be/pV83Qmy578c HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI Where can I buy and spend bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/RPR5dtmXnY8 The separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y Unstoppable code - https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4 Net Neutrality and open blockchains - https://youtu.be/yahjdULhtlc Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Blockchain for Beginners
 
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This is the second part of a talk which took place on February 22nd 2017 at the Bloktex Event, hosted at Technology Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/kualalumpur/ Listen to the first part here: https://youtu.be/UlKZ83REIkA RELATED: Hard Promises, Soft Promises: Promoting Autonomy instead of Authority - https://youtu.be/UJSdMFPjW8c Proprietary blockchains and patent trolls - https://youtu.be/Pryy7n1a7UQ Private chains misunderstand the fundamental value of blockchains - https://youtu.be/haKVaGHKQJM Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Bloktex Videographer: Takeem Videography Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Ethereum Q&A: Smart contract platforms
 
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What is the best platform for smart contracts? What makes Ethereum interesting to you? So far, most of the platforms experimenting with smart contracts, besides Ethereum, are either still in the roadmap or early testing phases of development (i.e. federated sidechains and drivechains). Most of the so-called "third generation" blockchains have not been able to differentiate sufficiently from the first and second generation blockchains. We cannot draw very accurate conclusions without being able to compare them at scale. When I speak about Ethereum, I am speaking more broadly than the ETH token and blockchain, but rather virtual machine-based, Turing complete, programmable blockchain for smart contracts. During the maturation of this technology, there are going to be a lot of governance missteps and security vulnerabilities because they are choosing flexibility over security in the tradeoff. Ethereum can't do what Bitcoin does. Having a robust, simple script language and conservative, reliable development is a strong differentiating factor. The biggest challenge for both Bitcoin and Ethereum moving forward is privacy. This is a question from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on December 16th 2017. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency - https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4 Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science - https://youtu.be/OWI5-AVndgk Forkology: A Study of Forks For Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM Programmable Money, Smart Contracts and DAOs - https://youtu.be/_0jxX84mzts The Killer App: Engineering the Properties of Money - https://youtu.be/MxIrc1rxhyI Hardware, Software, Trustware - https://youtu.be/Etyjc1JdmFU Bitcoin: "Failing to Scale" - https://youtu.be/bFOFqNKKns0 Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc DIrected acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA - https://youtu.be/lfgMnbb5JeM Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk Altcoins and specialisation - https://youtu.be/b_Yhr8h6xnA Layered scaling and privacy - https://youtu.be/4w-bjUhpf_Q Scaling complex systems - https://youtu.be/dm9m1oQr6Ks Unstoppable code - https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4 Cultural differences between Bitcoin & Ethereum - https://youtu.be/3UNC1AKc3Qk Governance trade-offs in decentralised systems - https://youtu.be/dtwaW79Fj7c TheDAO - Why failure is a necessity for learning - https://youtu.be/2KZTx8IYc9s We all started as critics - https://youtu.be/-jvefuVRwYA Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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What is Consensus: Rules without Rulers
 
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Who is in charge of Bitcoin? Why is it so hard to change the rules? The governance model of Bitcoin, where there can be transparent and neutral rules without rulers, without regulators, is confusing to most people. It is a natural human inclination not only to appeal to authority but to see the absence of a leader as an invitation, a "job opening." Bitcoin has resisted this for nine years, but it is still immature and trying to find its potential. What the failure of SegWit2x demonstrated was not that this group one and that group lost, but that consensus is an overwhelming majority system. Without it, you are unlikely to succeed. The question is not whether we will scale, but how. The battles we've faced so far are tiny compared to what lies ahead. The choice you all make between convenience and liberty, between safety and freedom, will open up opportunities for billions tomorrow. This talk took place at the Swedish Bitcoin Association event on November 19th 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden: http://www.bitcoinforeningen.se/ RELATED: Bitcoin for Beginners - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTuN6kdNWlElfr2tzigB9Nnj Decentralized Truth - https://youtu.be/XCVaabu3J04 Open Blockchains for Cashless Developed Economies - https://youtu.be/eo-0BgrKxiI Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Worse Than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg Delivering Liberty, at Scale - https://youtu.be/AecPrwqjbGw Hardware, Software, Trustware - https://youtu.be/Etyjc1JdmFU Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM Decentralized power, leaderless governance - https://youtu.be/E5VbDlQTPzU The Switzerland of currencies - https://youtu.be/pV83Qmy578c HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI Why developers are leaving banks - https://youtu.be/GqOZ4IAQ-xQ Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. Highlights of IoM Volume 2: https://youtu.be/Qkjm5E5BeB8 THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Videography: BitJoin (https://bitjoin.me/) Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Passphrases and seed storage
 
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Do passphrases protect against leaks or compromises of mnemonic seed words? Why are brain wallets usually insecure? Why should you not "roll your own crypto" and promote creative schemes that deviate from the standards (like BIP39), without at least getting peer review and testing from other developers, cryptographers, or security researchers? See the documentation and support pages of various hardware wallets for more information: Trezor - https://doc.satoshilabs.com/trezor-faq/overview.html https://blog.trezor.io/using-advanced-recovery-on-trezor-4af0eb53c3bb Ledger Nano S - https://support.ledgerwallet.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000613793-Initialize-your-device Ledger Blue - https://support.ledgerwallet.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005835414-Initialize-your-device KeepKey - https://help.keepkey.com/start-here/initialize-your-keepkey https://help.keepkey.com/how-to-guides/how-to-recover-your-keepkey On the topic of inheritance and estate planning, see: https://youtu.be/4g8rO_queMw These questions are from the August monthly Patreon Q&A session, which took place (late) on September 1st 2018. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Secure, tiered storage system - https://youtu.be/uYIVuZgN95M Hardware wallets and attack surface - https://youtu.be/8mpDcBfNA7g Setting up secure storage devices - https://youtu.be/wZ9LxLLvfXc What is a private key? - https://youtu.be/xxfUpIV9wRI How do mneomonic seeds work? - https://youtu.be/wWCIQFNf_8g Using paper wallets - https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw Wallet design and mass adoption - https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc Cryptographic primitives - https://youtu.be/RIckQ6RBt5E Public keys vs. addresses - https://youtu.be/8es3qQWkEiU Re-using addresses - https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g Coin selection and privacy - https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ Multi-signature and distributed storage - https://youtu.be/cAP2u6w_1-k Nonces, mining, and quantum computing - https://youtu.be/d4xXJh677J0 Software distribution security - https://youtu.be/_V0vqy046YM Protocol development security - https://youtu.be/4fsL5XWsTJ4 Geopolitics and state-sponsored attacks - https://youtu.be/htxPRTJLK-k How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Honest nodes and consensus - https://youtu.be/KAhY2ymI-tg Why running a node is important - https://youtu.be/oX0Yrv-6jVs Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Ethereum Q&A: Why I'm writing 'Mastering Ethereum'
 
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Why are you writing 'Mastering Ethereum'? What is the scope of the book? Are you still interested in Bitcoin? I am interested in the application of programmable blockchains to consensus networks that use a virtual machine to resolve the state of smart contracts. This applies to ETH, ETC, Rootstock, and other smart contract-focused blockchains. These systems will probably not have the robust monetary policy, security, decentralisation, or scalability of Bitcoin, but they do open up more potential for research and innovation in the area of smart contracts. I will not limit my learning or intellectual curiosity in order to satisfy a religious-like litmus test. Don't forget who the real enemies are: the totalitarian, fascist, crony, centralised banking systems that cause enormous damage to the world. These questions are from the June monthly Patreon Q&A session, which took place on June 24th 2018. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency - https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4 Investing in Education instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science - https://youtu.be/OWI5-AVndgk Slush17 Panel: Farewell to Centralised Data - https://youtu.be/ul0aGzF-v5c Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts On The Future of Money - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Smart contract platforms - https://youtu.be/XU8Bc5oxneE Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc Altcoins and specialisation - https://youtu.be/b_Yhr8h6xnA Ether, ICOs, and securities - https://youtu.be/guBNLSsnAiA Unstoppable code - https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4 Airdrop coins and privacy implications - https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc Initial coin offerings (ICOs) - https://youtu.be/Q5R8KuxV4A0 The token ICO explosion - https://youtu.be/vdaW8NtJXuQ ICOs and responsible investment - https://youtu.be/C8UdbvrWyvg ICOs and financial regulation - https://youtu.be/Plu_WX3Gs8E ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation - https://youtu.be/yfjgcI8xX3A Scams, gambling, and regulation - https://youtu.be/fTI88YrN1UE ICOs and pyramid schemes - https://youtu.be/8HYWWP1QU7Q Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA - https://youtu.be/lfgMnbb5JeM Scaling and "Satoshi's vision" - https://youtu.be/Ub2LoTcYV54 "Blockchain, not Bitcoin " - https://youtu.be/r2f0HlaRdgo Reflections on the last five years - https://youtu.be/NoCi64uaFT0 Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Public keys vs. addresses
 
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What is the difference between public keys and addresses? How are new addresses generated? How are change addresses generated? Why have two outputs? Do you still pay fees if you are sending bitcoin to new addresses in your own wallet? What is the VanityGen command? What does the SIG_HASH flag do? More from 'Mastering Bitcoin': https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/f8b883dcd4e3d1b9adf40fed59b7e898fbd9241f/ch04.asciidoc These questions are from the MOOC 9.3 and 9.5 sessions which took place on March 2nd and March 16th, 2018 respectively. Andreas is a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia. The first course in their Master of Science in Digital Currency degree, DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies, is offered for free as an open enrollment MOOC course to anyone interested in learning about the fundamental principles. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Advanced Bitcoin Scripting Part 1: Transactions and Multi-sig - https://youtu.be/8FeAXjkmDcQ Advanced Bitcoin Scripting Part 2: SegWit, Consensus, and Trustware - https://youtu.be/pQbeBduVQ4I Reusing addresses - https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g Airdrop coins and privacy implications - https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc Wealth distribution statistics - https://youtu.be/X2Qsz4eaSPY Mixing services - https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY How do mnemonic seeds work? - https://youtu.be/wWCIQFNf_8g Using paper wallets - https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw What is Segregated Witness? - https://youtu.be/dtOjjB4mD8k Spam transactions and Child Pays For Parent (CPFP) - https://youtu.be/t3c0E4fkSNs Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Scaling, trust, and trade-offs
 
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Bitcoin scaling, on-chain vs. off-chain. Trustless second layer technologies. Lightning Network. Requiring a super-majority to make changes to the protocol, while others make trade-offs toward centralisation. Store-of-value. Different leagues of scaling and governance. The first question is from a talk which took place at the Blockchain Africa Conference on March 2nd 2017 at the Focus Rooms in Johannesburg, South Africa: http://blockchainafrica.co/speakers/andreas-m-antonopoulos/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo The second question is from a talk which took place on July 7th 2017 at a Bloktex event hosted by the Wisma BeeOn Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-future-of-money-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 RELATED: SegWit, scaling, and consensus - https://youtu.be/Jc7mrR6AAto The Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/vPnO9ExJ50A The Internet will eat your business - https://youtu.be/DXLZSgf4b8Q Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling - https://youtu.be/zxt-FLzZPhg Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk Does Lightning need SegWit? - https://youtu.be/qQuNv_qx1xs Scaling is a moving target - https://youtu.be/pT9kJq_Ogrk What is the role of nodes? - https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ Rules versus Rulers - https://youtu.be/9EEluhC9SxE Microfinance and streaming money - https://youtu.be/xs6hUcfuX9w Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g An Evolutionary Perspective on Currency - https://youtu.be/G-25w7Zh8zk The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency - https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4 Open source as cross pollination - https://youtu.be/JTHV6PA-Dw8 Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Decentralized power, leaderless governance
 
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Bitcoin's market-based governance system & the five consensus constituents: developers, miners, exchanges, merchants, wallets. Bitcoin's "election" is held every 10 minutes and determines the most valid, longest cumulative difficulty chain. Consensus choices have monetary consequences. We need to be patient and have the long-view perspective. Many innovations have been developed over the last two years while bitcoin has been in political deadlock and "failing to scale." This is a system of hard promises that can be softened (if you choose), that resists takeover, that is leader-less. Some people love free human expression and autonomy; others look at it and think, "Oh, you mean there's a vacancy at the top? Where do I send my application?" The things we accept and the choices we make today, as participants in this network, will make a huge difference 20 years down the line. This is part of a talk which took place at the 'Bitcoins in Bali' meetup on June 27th 2017 at the Hubud co-working space in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/bitcoins-in-bali-meetup/ RELATED: Money as a System-Of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 The Digital Currency Commons - https://youtu.be/nYBKWrqR4I8 Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y Unstoppable code - https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4 The revolution in trust - https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY Governance trade-offs in decentralized systems - https://youtu.be/dtwaW79Fj7c Scaling, trust, and trade-offs - https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU SegWit, scaling, and consensus - https://youtu.be/Jc7mrR6AAto Bitmain and the ASICBoost allegations - https://youtu.be/t6jJDD2Aj8k Biggest threat to cryptocurrencies - https://youtu.be/MNXSDaD97x0 Decentralized immunity from state-sponsored attacks - https://youtu.be/ZBuHOGufW14 Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science - https://youtu.be/OWI5-AVndgk Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Fungibility, privacy, anonymity
 
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Is Bitcoin as anonymous as cash? Cash is still more anonymous than Bitcoin, which is pseudonymous. However, Bitcoin will become more anonymous and there are a number of other related cryptocurrencies which you can move in and out of to increase your privacy under certain conditions. The conference on Bitcoin scaling in Milan addressed strengthening privacy and fungibility. I'm a strong believer in financial privacy. Fungibility in Bitcoin, creating blacklists are expensive, common laws "receiving stolen property" and fungibility of fiat. Discount rates, bad money chasing out good money. Gresham's law in India. Human graphs, six degrees of Kevin Bacon. How easily bitcoins are tainted. Lightning Network. The trade-offs for privacy and anonymity. Privacy is inefficient and costly, it takes commitment and sacrifice to implement, but being able to serve that community is very important. Some people think that trade-off is one worth paying because it pays back in the currency of freedom, and there are many places in the world where the trade-off is very easy. You never really appreciate freedom until you don't have it; for most people, privacy and freedom will not be issues until they start feeling their loss, and by that time it's usually too late. The first question is part of a talk which took place on October 19th 2016 at the Bitcoin Wednesday Meetup in Amsterdam, Netherlands: https://www.meetup.com/BitcoinWednesday/events/234498117/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/P6F1vTG_hA0 The second question is from a talk which took place at the Silicon Valley Bitcoin meetup on April 11th 2017 at the Plug and Play Tech Center (@PlugandPlayTC) in Sunnyvale, California: https://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Bitcoin-Users/events/233760417/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg The third question is from a talk which took place during the 3rd Hackers Congress at Paralelní Polis (30th of September - 2nd of October) in Prague. #HCPP16 Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/n2yD1PSWBU0 RELATED: How is fungibility tied to privacy? - https://youtu.be/VuI-8EwqIS8 How do we protect privacy when bitcoin is traceable? - https://youtu.be/PaNDHsix8cs Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money - https://youtu.be/Vcvl5piGlYg Why we should resist financial surveillance - https://youtu.be/KBFedmrDTQw The future of digital money - Open Blockchains or Dystopia? - https://youtu.be/Z3oArEyen6M Why KYC is dangerous - Microviolations of Privacy As Payment - https://youtu.be/rwF7nMWUjBs The Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/vPnO9ExJ50A Does MimbleWimble enhance privacy? - https://youtu.be/paOAgR3LuGI Zcash in the cryptocurrency ecosystem - https://youtu.be/j8ILYfIm_G0 Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? - https://youtu.be/1iEv-gUZNx4 Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Schnorr signatures and the privacy roadmap
 
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How important are privacy improvements to Bitcoin in the roadmap? How will second layers and atomic swaps help with this? When will Schnorr signatures / signature aggregation be added to Bitcoin? What are Taproot and Graftroot? Will it be done through a soft or hard fork? Should we keep transaction transparency instead of adding privacy features? Watch Pieter Wuille's presentation - https://youtu.be/YSUVRj8iznU Schnorr signature BIP - https://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-schnorr.mediawiki CORRECTION / CLARIFICATION: At 3:47, I mention that Schnorr signatures had to overcome "patent encumbrances" and guessed that the patent expired somewhere around 2010. The precise expiration date of the U.S. Patent (No. 4,995,082) was February 2008. At 4:22, I say that ECDSA and EC-Schnorr are based on the difficulty of solving the discrete logarithm problem over a prime-order field. While this is true for the digital signature algorithm (DSA), ECDSA and Schnorr are based on the discrete log problem over an elliptic curve group. (h/t 'Daira Hopwood') These questions were part of the monthly live Patreon Q&A session in July and the Denver event as part of 'The Internet of Money Tour' at the Hilton Denver Inverness, which took place on July 28th and August 6th 2018 respectively. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Bitcoin: Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money - https://youtu.be/Vcvl5piGlYg ADISummit: Self-Sovereign Identity Panel - https://youtu.be/DZbyiJqKT8c How is fungibility tied to privacy? - https://youtu.be/VuI-8EwqIS8 Public keys versus addresses - https://youtu.be/8es3qQWkEiU Re-using addresses - https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g Coin selection and privacy - https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ Airdrop coins and privacy implications - https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc Wallet design and mass adoption - https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Using paper wallets - https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw Exchanges, identity, and surveillance - https://youtu.be/TVFy8xXfxAA The price of losing privacy - https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4 Layered scaling and privacy - https://youtu.be/4w-bjUhpf_Q Lightning and onion routing - https://youtu.be/D-nKuInDq6g What is the roadmap? - https://youtu.be/5Eoj_sKyC90 SegWit and fork research - https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures - https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0 Block capacity and embedded data - https://youtu.be/JXt0v54nojI Mixing services - https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY Borderless money - https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Andreas Antonopoulos ---Bitcoin Q&A: Critics Of Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies
 
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Since you've encountered numerous critics of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, who are the most well-reasoned and worthy of engagement? People who are intellectually honest and express a genuine desire to understand this technology. The most vocal supporters in Bitcoin usually started off as critics who were initially dismissive of it. Even Satoshi didn't know if it would work, and people who followed Satoshi told him / her / them that it wouldn't work. The technological flaws that critics usually fixate on are temporary issues (ex. fees, usability, price volatility) and not inherent problems in this dynamic evolving, competing ecosystem of designs. More often they will criticise it because it seems politically or even morally inconsistent with their worldview and they fear the implications. "This can't be!" And yet it is. "But you shouldn't!" And yet we did. Now what do we do about it? This is part of a talk which took place at the Bitcoin Open Blockchain (BOB) community event on October 29th 2017 at the mHUB innovation center in Chicago, Illinois: https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Open-Blockchain-Community-Chicago/events/244248063/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/XCVaabu3J04 RELATED: The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutrality - https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk The war on cash and crypto - https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Banks vs. Bitcoin: The Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0 When will the scare stories stop? - https://youtu.be/yhKIKB6cn6w My response to Jamie Dimon - https://youtu.be/1dEcdGc0tIo Inspiring cryptocurrency projects - https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela - https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw Can cryptocurrencies support terrorism? - https://youtu.be/Ryz-pXbsojU The separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y A voluntary alternative to mandatory currencies - https://youtu.be/5ogv3Eya9nQ Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU Who determines the value of bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/DucvYCX1CVI Price volatility, pegging, stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s Scaling complex systems - https://youtu.be/dm9m1oQr6Ks Scaling, trust, and trade-offs - https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/)
Bitcoin Q&A: SegWit, scaling, and consensus
 
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What will happen in the next couple of weeks regarding the upgrade to SegWit and the potential for a network fork? How do I keep my bitcoin safe? Ask your wallet providers and exchanges what they're going to do (if you trust them). This is part of a talk which took place on July 7th 2017 at a Bloktex event hosted by the Wisma BeeOn Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-future-of-money-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/ RELATED: Scaling is a moving target - https://youtu.be/pT9kJq_Ogrk Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling - https://youtu.be/zxt-FLzZPhg What happens to our bitcoins during a hard fork? - https://youtu.be/sNR76fWd7-0 Rules vs. Rulers - https://youtu.be/9EEluhC9SxE Does Lightning need SegWit? - https://youtu.be/qQuNv_qx1xs The revolution in trust - https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk Governance trade-offs in decentralised systems - https://youtu.be/dtwaW79Fj7c Ethereum: Lessons from the hard fork - https://youtu.be/hnAWAVNnGCw Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g Bitmain and the ASICBoost allegations - https://youtu.be/t6jJDD2Aj8k Unlimited vs. Cypherpunks - https://youtu.be/5adgo4-32HU Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures
 
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What is MimbleWimble, Schnorr signatures, and what are the implications for privacy and the block size debate? MimbleWimble: https://scalingbitcoin.org/papers/mimblewimble.pdf Schnorr signatures: https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/068 This was part of the first monthly live Patreon Q&A session on November 27th, 2017. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Advanced Bitcoin Scripting: Transactions and Multisig - https://youtu.be/8FeAXjkmDcQ Advanced Bitcoin Scripting: SegWit, Consensus, and Trustware - https://youtu.be/pQbeBduVQ4I Lightning and onion routing - https://youtu.be/D-nKuInDq6g Scaling complex systems - https://youtu.be/dm9m1oQr6Ks Layered scaling and privacy - https://youtu.be/4w-bjUhpf_Q The price of losing privacy - https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4 The war on cash and crypto - https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Denominations and voluntary burning
 
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What is the effect of voluntary burning or accidental loss? Does it impact deflation a lot? Why is there a limit for 21 million bitcoin? Why are there 8 decimal places? What are the implications of a decimal place increase? Are there sub-satoshi units on Lightning? Watch Tadge Dryja's presentation here: https://youtu.be/-lgYYz3y_hY *April and May RELATED: Bitcoin, Lightning, and Streaming Money - https://youtu.be/gF_ZQ_eijPs The Internet of Money: Five Years Later - https://youtu.be/6xIq0FdmsIA The Lightning Network - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTurL4wU_y3jOhBi9rrpsYyi Advanced Bitcoin Scripting, Part 1: Transactions and Multisig - https://youtu.be/8FeAXjkmDcQ Advanced Bitcoin Scripting, Part 2: SegWit, Consensus, and Trustware - https://youtu.be/pQbeBduVQ4I The Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/vPnO9ExJ50A Lightning's security model - https://youtu.be/_GNsT_ufkec Eltoo, and the early days of Lightning - https://youtu.be/o6eFZ5aI9N0 Misconceptions about the Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/c4TjfaLgzj4 Lightning Network scaling - https://youtu.be/4KiWkwo48k0 Lightning Network interoperability - https://youtu.be/1HYMWcJHGXc Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg Running nodes and payment channels - https://youtu.be/ndcfBfE_yoY What is Segregated Witness (SegWit)? - https://youtu.be/dtOjjB4mD8k SegWit and fork research - https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE The 21 million supply cap - https://youtu.be/AABkJ55Zz3A Divisibility and deflationary monetary policy - https://youtu.be/xhLgxX_wU6E Inflation and debt systems - https://youtu.be/6CwxHiKf27A HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI Wealth distribution statistics - https://youtu.be/X2Qsz4eaSPY Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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(New Prediction Andreas M. Antonopoulos) The Internet of Money:The Future Bitcoin -Five Years Later
 
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In this talk, Andreas reflects on all the exhilarating and terrifying moments of the last five years in Bitcoin, especially the price bubble of 2017. But he also reminds people who have come for the price that they should stay for the principles. This keynote talk happened during the epic one-night only extravaganza at the historic Music Box Theater in Chicago on April 25th, 2018. The main event, emceed by Pamela Morgan, was a live recording of the 5-year anniversary episode of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast. All four hosts Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, and Andreas M. Antonopoulos were together on-stage for the first time ever. The hour-long episode included the hosts discussing some of their favorite memories over the past five years, what’s happening now, and of course, they encouraged some audience participation. The show was recorded and made available as a podcast on the LTB network. RELATED: Keeping Digital Communities Weird - https://youtu.be/1MG1aR71uFg Beyond Price: Bitcoin's Impact on the Future - https://youtu.be/rvwVbRQ5Ysc What is Consensus: Rules Without Rulers - https://youtu.be/2tqo7PX5Pyc Decentralized Truth - https://youtu.be/XCVaabu3J04 If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains!
Canadian Senate Testimony on Bitcoin
 
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Andreas M. Antonopoulos presents expert witness testimony to the Canadian Senate Banking and Commerce Committee on October 8th 2014. He is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains!
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Bitcoin Q&A: Altcoins and specialisation
 
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What other crypto-assets and technologies interest you besides Bitcoin and Ethereum? I'm interested in the cryptocurrencies that are pioneering privacy and anonymity, such as Monero and Zcash. I'm interested in resource-sharing ones as well. It is less likely that they will be eclipsed by Bitcoin and its second layers as long as they maintain that privacy-conscious differentiation. Is Litecoin still "the silver to bitcon's [digital] gold"? Litecoin often follows the core roadmap, but it has filled a niche of rapid development that acts as a testing ground for innovations that may end up in Bitcoin. I think there is room for multiple cryptocurrencies that have less adoption overall but are "apex" in certain categories. This is a question from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on December 16th 2017. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk Do altcoins threaten to replace bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/w-V_5EWyU5c The Scaling Rites of Passage - https://youtu.be/rZi86_ovB3Y Scaling, trust, and trade-offs - https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU Scaling complex systems - https://youtu.be/dm9m1oQr6Ks The Lightning Network [playlist] - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTurL4wU_y3jOhBi9rrpsYyi Governance trade-offs in decentralised systems - https://youtu.be/dtwaW79Fj7c Governance and the transaction fee market - https://youtu.be/gdknUUVOdHU Unstoppable code - https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4 We all started as critics - https://youtu.be/-jvefuVRwYA Why running a node is important - https://youtu.be/oX0Yrv-6jVs The new experimental science of consensus algorithms - https://youtu.be/6N5XlU7Iajk Security in proof-of-work vs. proof-of-stake - https://youtu.be/dstjlfW4-g8 Proof-of-Work (PoW), Proof-of-Stake (PoS), Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) - https://youtu.be/3W_3AQrQEOM Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA - https://youtu.be/lfgMnbb5JeM Consensus with decentralized oracles and real-world variables - https://youtu.be/8bYmK6sZL00 Intrinsic vs. extrinsic assets - https://youtu.be/KDtfFNZy9xg What is mining? - https://youtu.be/t4p4iMqmxbQ Energy consumption - https://youtu.be/2T0OUIW89II Solar energy and mining in space - https://youtu.be/cusakcpa8AM What is the biggest threat? - https://youtu.be/1-XUbH1F0Os Immutability and Proof-of-Work: The Planetary Scale Digital Monument - https://youtu.be/rsLrJp6cLf4 Bitcoin: "Failing to Scale" - https://youtu.be/bFOFqNKKns0 Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science - https://youtu.be/OWI5-AVndgk The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency - https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4 Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: What is mining?
 
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What is mining? Does it work as a business model? Mining - particularly regarding proof-of-work cryptocurrencies like bitcoin - provides industrial infrastructure via special purpose, high performance computing with application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to ensure security of the network. But the media don't describe it like that, because talking about the "dark web" gets more clicks and sells newspapers. The early internet was also described as an obscure technology only for geeks and criminals. People are afraid of change and we're still in the early days of cryptocurrencies. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/rc744Z9IjhY This talk took place at the Internet Days ("Internetdagarna") conference during November 20-21st 2017 at the Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm, Sweden: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-internet-days-stockholm-sweden/ RELATED: What is the role of nodes? - https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ Lightning, full nodes, and miners - https://youtu.be/dlJG4OHdJzs Solar energy and mining in space - https://youtu.be/cusakcpa8AM Why I earn bitcoins instead of buying them - https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY The end of mining centralisation - https://youtu.be/2-fUosBOu58 Why has mining centralised in China? - https://youtu.be/8iyOKlzEe-0 Is the centralisation of mining in China a problem? - https://youtu.be/GGwHIHBsjbU Will hardware advancements help re-decentralise mining? - https://youtu.be/BuqZvdA08JE The Halvening 2016 - https://youtu.be/tMP-24ej81w Could a state-sponsored 51% attack work? - https://youtu.be/KUd8ZGgm6Qo Will governments ban cryptocurrencies? - https://youtu.be/LIQkuF_I5Xo Migrating to post-quantum cryptography - https://youtu.be/dkXKpMku5QY Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling - https://youtu.be/zxt-FLzZPhg Bitmain and the ASICBoost allegations - https://youtu.be/t6jJDD2Aj8k Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g Decentralization and the Architecture of Trust - https://youtu.be/wSRN8PUhHX0 Hardware, Software, Trustware - https://youtu.be/Etyjc1JdmFU Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Running nodes and payment channels
 
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Should more people run nodes? What is a pruned node? What are the costs? Why would a satellite connection be valuable to the network in terms reliability and censorship resistance? You should run a node on hardware you control in order to independently validate and broadcast transactions (especially your own). Jack Mallers' Lightning wallet: http://zap.jackmallers.com/ This was part of the first monthly live Patreon Q&A session on November 27th, 2017. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: The Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/vPnO9ExJ50A Lightning and onion routing - https://youtu.be/D-nKuInDq6g Decentralized Truth - https://youtu.be/XCVaabu3J04 Bitcoin, Lightning, and Streaming Money - https://youtu.be/gF_ZQ_eijPs What is the role of nodes? - https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ Lightning, full nodes, and miners - https://youtu.be/dlJG4OHdJzs Rules vs. Rulers - https://youtu.be/9EEluhC9SxE Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg Microfinance and streaming money - https://youtu.be/xs6hUcfuX9w Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU SegWit, scaling, and consensus - https://youtu.be/Jc7mrR6AAto Lightning Network without SegWit? - https://youtu.be/wqbQJ82Hf0s Scaling is a moving target - https://youtu.be/pT9kJq_Ogrk Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk Solar energy and mining in space - https://youtu.be/cusakcpa8AM Energy consumption - https://youtu.be/2T0OUIW89II Introduction to the Internet of Money - https://youtu.be/rc744Z9IjhY Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 Worse Than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Setting up secure storage devices
 
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How secure are mobile wallets compared to desktops or hardware wallets? How easy is it for each type of device to be compromised? Does a factory reset or re-installed operating system help? How hard is it to properly set up a factory-reset or airgapped laptops? Can malware be transmitted via USB? What is the Glacier Protocol? These questions are from the MOOC 9.4 session, as well as a monthly Patreon Q&A session, which took place on March 9th and March 31st 2018 respectively. Andreas is a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia. The first course in their Master of Science in Digital Currency degree, DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies, is offered for free as an open enrollment MOOC course to anyone interested in learning about the fundamental principles. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Secure, tiered storage system - https://youtu.be/uYIVuZgN95M What is a private key? - https://youtu.be/xxfUpIV9wRI Using paper wallets - https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw Wallet design and mass adoption - https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc Cryptographic primitives - https://youtu.be/RIckQ6RBt5E Public keys vs. addresses - https://youtu.be/8es3qQWkEiU Re-using addresses - https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g Coin selection and privacy - https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ Multi-signature and distributed storage - https://youtu.be/cAP2u6w_1-k Nonces, mining, and quantum computing - https://youtu.be/d4xXJh677J0 Software distribution security - https://youtu.be/_V0vqy046YM Protocol development security - https://youtu.be/4fsL5XWsTJ4 Geopolitics and state-sponsored attacks - https://youtu.be/htxPRTJLK-k How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Honest nodes and consensus - https://youtu.be/KAhY2ymI-tg Why running a node is important - https://youtu.be/oX0Yrv-6jVs On the topic of inheritance and estate planning, see: https://youtu.be/4g8rO_queMw Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Biggest threat to cryptocurrencies
 
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What is the biggest threat to cryptocurrencies? The main thing we're vulnerable to, is things deteriorating too fast in traditional economies. A financial crisis would dry up capital everywhere but would also push more people to exit the system. I would rather have a few more years of being thoroughly underestimated and ignored. This is part of a talk which took place at the Advanced Digital Innovation Summit (ADIS) on September 12th 2017 in Vancouver, Canada: https://antonopoulos.com/event/adisummit-vancouver-canada/ RELATED: Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutrality - https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 Bitcoin and the Banks: The Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0 What is the biggest threat? - https://youtu.be/1-XUbH1F0Os Global financial crisis - https://youtu.be/JU3gNC_ZPKM The Switzerland of currencies - https://youtu.be/pV83Qmy578c Will governments ban cryptocurrencies? - https://youtu.be/LIQkuF_I5Xo Price volatility, pegging, stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s Migrating to post-quantum cryptography - https://youtu.be/dkXKpMku5QY Could a state-sponsored 51% attack work? - https://youtu.be/KUd8ZGgm6Qo Could cryptocurrencies support terrorism? - https://youtu.be/Ryz-pXbsojU How long until mainstream adoption? - https://youtu.be/y3cKBDBabtA Why developers are leaving banks - https://youtu.be/GqOZ4IAQ-xQ Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Exchanges, identity, and surveillance
 
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How can users who buy cryptocurrencies through KYC/AML compliant exchanges protect their privacy? What is the arrangement between these exchanges and analytics / surveillance firms? What is the safest way to get cryptocurrencies, or go between fiat and cryptocurrencies? These questions were part of the monthly live Patreon Q&A session for April (rescheduled to May 5th). If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Worse Than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk Money as a System of Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Bitcoin: Privacy, Identity, Surveillance, and Money - https://youtu.be/Vcvl5piGlYg Why I earn bitcoin instead of buying - https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY Aadhaar and blockchain identities - https://youtu.be/GylSvJf53zI Airdrops and privacy implications - https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc Wealth distribution statistics - https://youtu.be/X2Qsz4eaSPY Re-using addresses - https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g Mixing services - https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures - https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0 Offline transactions and fault tolerance - https://youtu.be/TSpKO1RaWU4 Using paper wallets - https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw Decentralised exchanges with fiat - https://youtu.be/3Url8tbQEkA Decentralised exchanges and counterparty risk - https://youtu.be/hi_jaw0dT9M How is fungibility tied to privacy? - https://youtu.be/VuI-8EwqIS8 Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU The price of losing privacy - https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4 Why we should resist financial surveillance - https://youtu.be/KBFedmrDTQw Why KYC is dangerous: microviolations of privacy as payment - https://youtu.be/rwF7nMWUjBs Criminalisation of ownership? - https://youtu.be/5xihdO7bVZE Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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