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Bitcoin Q&A: Decentralised exchanges and counterparty risk
 
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How will markets transition from centralised exchanges to decentralised exchanges (LocalBitcoins, cash ATMs, Bisq, cross-chain atomic swaps)? Could fiat-pegged cryptocurrencies ease the process of fiat-to-crypto exchanges? How could the counterparty risk introduced by custodial parties like Tether affect the security of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency ecosystem at large? The first question is from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on November 27th 2017. The second question is from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on January 27th 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: Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Blockchain vs. Bullshit - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Investing in Education Instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Hot vs. cold wallets - https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg Alternatives to centralised exchanges - https://youtu.be/3jmeJjhH84s HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI Could governments take over exchanges? - https://youtu.be/9PrJQeKl9w4 Coinbase vs. the IRS - https://youtu.be/YQJk-5ZYmoM Decentralized power, leaderless governance -https://youtu.be/E5VbDlQTPzU The revolution in trust - https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y Price volatility, pegging, stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s Wealth distribution statistics - https://youtu.be/X2Qsz4eaSPY From barter to abstract money - https://youtu.be/KYsppZoHguQ 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: Cryptographic primitives
 
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How are cryptographic primitives employed in Bitcoin? What are hashes and digital signatures? How does elliptic curve cryptography work? See details in Chapters 4 and 6 of 'Mastering Bitcoin': https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/f8b883dcd4e3d1b9adf40fed59b7e898fbd9241f/ch04.asciidoc https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/f8b883dcd4e3d1b9adf40fed59b7e898fbd9241f/ch06.asciidoc#digital_sigs These questions are from the MOOC 9.3 session which took place on March 2nd 2018. 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: Introduction to Bitcoin - https://youtu.be/l1si5ZWLgy0 Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 Advanced Bitcoin Scripting: Transactions and Multisig - https://youtu.be/8FeAXjkmDcQ The war on cash and crypto - https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures - https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0 Mixing services - https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA - https://youtu.be/lfgMnbb5JeM Decentralised exchanges with fiat - https://youtu.be/3Url8tbQEkA Decentralised exchanges and counterparty risk - https://youtu.be/hi_jaw0dT9M The Lightning Network - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTurL4wU_y3jOhBi9rrpsYyi Secure, tiered storage system - https://youtu.be/uYIVuZgN95M Using paper wallets - https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw Re-using addresses - https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Migrating to post-quantum cryptography - https://youtu.be/dkXKpMku5QY 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: 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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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: 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 are PayNyms?
 
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What are PayNyms / BIP-47 reusable payment codes and how do they work? A payment code for hierarchical deterministic wallets, which can be publicly advertised and associated with a real-life identity without creating the loss of security or privacy inherent to P2PKH address reuse. They are supported natively by Samourai Wallet. More about BIP-47: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0047.mediawiki More about stealth addresses: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/stealth-transactions-and-reusable-payment-codes-how-bitcoin-addresses-can-be-hidden-in-plain-sight-1467743772/ More about PayNyms: https://support.samourai.io/article/68-what-are-paynyms https://paynym.is/ This question is from the January monthly subscriber session, which took place on January 26th 2019. 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 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 Coin selection and privacy - https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ Lightning and onion routing - https://youtu.be/D-nKuInDq6g SegWit and fork research - https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures - https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0 Mixing services - https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY Borderless money - https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw Will governments let privacy coins exist? - https://youtu.be/30sjEW70rLE Differences between Grin and Beam? - https://youtu.be/SojKwudx1TI 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: Atomic swaps
 
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Reducing the switching cost between cryptocurrencies with trustless cross-chain swaps. What happens when that decentralized multi-currency micropayment network becomes fully automated and instantaneous? "Atomic swaps are years away." No. https://blog.lightning.engineering/announcement/2017/11/16/ln-swap.html 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: Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Hot vs. cold wallets - https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Alternatives to centralised exchanges - https://youtu.be/3jmeJjhH84s Could governments take over exchanges? - https://youtu.be/9PrJQeKl9w4 Coinbase vs. the IRS - https://youtu.be/YQJk-5ZYmoM Decentralized power, leaderless governance -https://youtu.be/E5VbDlQTPzU Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y Price volatility, pegging, stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s 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: 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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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 a private key?
 
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What is a private key? How are they generated and formatted? Are private keys transmitted when you make a transaction? What are the chances of collision? Will quantum computing making it easy to guess private keys? Does implementing quantum-proof algorithms require an overhaul of the code? Learn more from the following chapters of 'Mastering Bitcoin': https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/f8b883dcd4e3d1b9adf40fed59b7e898fbd9241f/ch04.asciidoc https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/f8b883dcd4e3d1b9adf40fed59b7e898fbd9241f/ch05.asciidoc Key to address code: https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/35f1c62f192dd0eaf1b1c462f88a46e0f5942e16/code/key-to-address-ecc-example.py These questions are from the MOOC 9.3 and 9.4 sessions, as well as the (rescheduled) April Patreon Q&A session, which took place on March 2nd, March 9th, and May 5th 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: Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 Advanced Bitcoin Scripting Part 1: Transactions & Multisig - https://youtu.be/8FeAXjkmDcQ Advanced Bitcoin Scripting Part 2: SegWit, Consensus, and Trustware - https://youtu.be/pQbeBduVQ4I Cryptographic primitives - https://youtu.be/RIckQ6RBt5E Nonces, mining, and quantum computing - https://youtu.be/d4xXJh677J0 Public keys vs. addresses - https://youtu.be/8es3qQWkEiU Re-using addresses - https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g What happens to our bitcoins during a hard fork? - https://youtu.be/sNR76fWd7-0 How do mnemonic seeds work? - https://youtu.be/wWCIQFNf_8g Multi-signature and distributed storage - https://youtu.be/cAP2u6w_1-k What is Segregated Witness? - https://youtu.be/dtOjjB4mD8k SegWit and fork research - https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures - https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0 Protocol development security - https://youtu.be/4fsL5XWsTJ4 Migrating to post-quantum cryptography - https://youtu.be/dkXKpMku5QY 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: Software distribution security
 
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How is Bitcoin software securely developed and delivered? What is Gitian? What happens if your client software is compromised and how is this prevented? How is consensus reached on new upgrades? What are the different consensus groups? How are developers compensated for their work? Are there other compatible Bitcoin clients available besides the Bitcoin Core reference client? These questions are from the MOOC 7.2, 9.3, and 9.5 sessions, which took place on February 26th 2017, 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: 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 Decentralized Truth - https://youtu.be/XCVaabu3J04 Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM 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 Decentralized power, leaderless governance - https://youtu.be/E5VbDlQTPzU Scaling, trust, and trade-offs - https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU Honest nodes and consensus - https://youtu.be/KAhY2ymI-tg Why running a node is important - https://youtu.be/oX0Yrv-6jVs 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 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. 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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Beyond Price: Bitcoin's Impact on the Future
 
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In this talk, Andreas reviews the early history of Bitcoin, the distributed computing problems it aimed to solve, the governance implications for centralised financial institutions, and why this transformation is far more interesting than market price fluctuations. This talk which took place at Pebble Beach for the Capgemini CXO Forum on November 1-3rd 2017 in Monterey, California. RELATED: Bitcoin for Beginners - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTuN6kdNWlElfr2tzigB9Nnj The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 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 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. 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 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: CME Bitcoin Reference Rate
 
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The Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched bitcoin futures trading on December 18th. Who would short bitcoin? What are the implications of fork coins on futures markets for cryptocurrencies? One of the fundamental things you need for a futures market is a consistent, predictable, publicly audited reference rate (price) to underpin the legal contracts. Exchanges which provide data for that reference rate must follow certain rules. Disclaimer: I serve on the Oversight Committee for the Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR) at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. This talk took place at the Riga Art Space for the Baltic Honeybadger conference on November 25th 2017 in Riga, Latvia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/baltic-honeybadger-2017/ RELATED: Beyond Price: Bitcoin's Impact on the Future - https://youtu.be/rvwVbRQ5Ysc Investing in Education Instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Futures markets - https://youtu.be/vGz22l1FZEM The impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc Who determines the value of bitcoins? - https://youtu.be/DucvYCX1CVI Price volatility, pegging, and stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s Price premiums and arbitrage - https://youtu.be/B4tsk-ZiHuE What is mining? - https://youtu.be/t4p4iMqmxbQ ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation - https://youtu.be/yfjgcI8xX3A ICOs and responsible investment - https://youtu.be/C8UdbvrWyvg 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: The value of proof-of-work
 
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Can a blockchain exist without miners, proof-of-work, or blocks? What are the implications for security, trustlessness, and decentralisation? Not all distributed ledgers are blockchains. What is the influence of alternative energy generation on mining in proof-of-work cryptocurrencies? Should we use alternative algorithms that generate "useful work" in addition to mining cryptocurrencies? The hard promises that Bitcoin provides are valuable and useful in themselves. What is the difference between proof-of-work and proof-of-stake? Note: These sessions were recorded live using Google Hangouts. The audio and video may be slightly out of sync at some points. These questions are from the MOOC sessions 7.2 and 8.2, covering the Byzantine Generals' Problem, which took place on February 26th 2017 and September 15th 2017 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: Immutability and Proof-of-Work: The Planetary Scale Digital Monument - https://youtu.be/rsLrJp6cLf4 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 The rules of Bitcoin (part 1) - https://youtu.be/VnQu4uylfOs The rules of Bitcoin (part 2) - https://youtu.be/vtIp0GP4w1E Decentralized power, leaderless governance - https://youtu.be/E5VbDlQTPzU Proof-of-Work (PoW), Proof-of-Stake (PoS), Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) - https://youtu.be/3W_3AQrQEOM Does the Lightning Network have proof-of-stake elements? - https://youtu.be/GOYP4O4yetQ Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA - https://youtu.be/lfgMnbb5JeM Intrinsic vs. extrinsic assets - https://youtu.be/KDtfFNZy9xg Scaling, trust, and trade-offs - https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU Why running a node is important - https://youtu.be/oX0Yrv-6jVs 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 Energy consumption - https://youtu.be/2T0OUIW89II Solar energy and mining in space - https://youtu.be/cusakcpa8AM 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/)
Views: 15630 aantonop
Bitcoin Q&A: The Switzerland of currencies
 
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Can cryptocurrencies have an inflationary monetary policy? How do cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin fit into the global currency wars? Initially there wasn't enough demand in the economy, but as the reward diminishes over time, bitcoin will have a deflationary monetary policy and simulate a scarce resource like gold. But you can simulate whatever monetary policy you want. Digital currencies are now part of the currency wars, because they are giving people all over the world a choice to exit the currency wars, one of the most powerful choices you can make. Within the currency, Bitcoin will act as the Switzerland of currencies. Even if governments start making them illegal to use, this does not destroy demand. In practice, cryptocurrency use has gone up after a country has banned it. Governments are failing in their role of delivering the fundamental functions of currency. When there is a dramatic spiral in an economy, the state takes the entire country hostage. People often haven't thought about money as a language or a technology, constructs that can be created and improved by anyone. So what if you can exit? It changes everything. The first and second questions are 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 The third question is from a talk which took place on December 3rd 2016 at the Coinscrum {MiniCon}, hosted by Imperial College in London, England: https://www.meetup.com/coinscrum/events/235709468/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 RELATED: The 21 million supply cap - https://youtu.be/AABkJ55Zz3A The Killer App: Engineering the Properties of Money - https://youtu.be/MxIrc1rxhyI Price volatility, pegging, stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s Divisibility and deflationary monetary policy - https://youtu.be/xhLgxX_wU6E Will governments ban cryptocurrencies? - https://youtu.be/LIQkuF_I5Xo Unstoppable code - https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4 Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g The War on Cash and Crypto - https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw The revolution in trust - https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY Global financial crisis - https://youtu.be/JU3gNC_ZPKM Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU Solar energy and mining in space - https://youtu.be/cusakcpa8AM 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: How long until mainstream adoption?
 
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How long until mainstream adoption? Previous revolutions in money. In the mid 90s, you still couldn't pay with a credit card in many places. I predict it will take 15-20 years for mainstream adoption of Bitcoin. We are in a race because governments around the world are trying to ban cash and force us to adopt a different sort of digital currency with complete surveillance, where they can flip and switch and you will no longer exist as a person if you doing anything they consider radical. Adoption patterns and the Gini coefficient. The ownership of Bitcoin is not as diverse as it should be, primarily because of the way it grew. But people who got in early and took the risk have been enormously rewarded; no one's coming to bail out Bitcoin. This talk took place on December 6th, 2016, at the Bitcoin Cologne meetup in Köln, Germany: https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Cologne/events/232687726/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/Rrj8sjHJthU RELATED: Measuring Success: Price or Principle - https://youtu.be/mPMsbgWl9p4 Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need - https://youtu.be/yIR0OBEAaUE Why mainstream adoption will be neither gradual nor radical - https://youtu.be/4COw6K-qrK8 How will Bitcoin be adopted by developing markets? - https://youtu.be/zC_k1XQhBMg What are the challenges to Bitcoin achieving mass-adoption? - https://youtu.be/f0wAh6_HEbo When will Bitcoin see mass-adoption? - Internet Diversification - https://youtu.be/L0AcZUc1O-I Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela - https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw 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: 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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Bitcoin Q&A: Futures markets
 
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Are there futures markets for cryptocurrencies? Are they dangerous for Bitcoin? Is there a risk of price manipulation? What will happen once traditional investors can become involved in cryptocurrencies this way? Many miners were already using futures markets in their business operations as a hedge against price downturns. Right now this economy is still just a trickle, so it is difficult to anticipate what the impact of traditional investment will be. Risk depends on the structure of the futures market. There is a great deal of risk in naked shorting, but as long as traders hold the underlying asset or sufficient collateral (ex. CME), the risk is reduced. The anticipated benefits of the emergence of futures markets include increased liquidity and reduced volatility. Disclaimer: I serve on the Oversight Committee for the Bitcoin Reference Rate at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). As with all of my videos on the topics of investment and ICOs, this is not investment advice. The first question was part of the talk "Proof-of-Work and Immutability: A Planetary Scale Digital Monument" - https://youtu.be/rsLrJp6cLf4 The second question was part of the talk "Money As A System of Control" - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 The third question 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: Who determines the value of bitcoins? - https://youtu.be/DucvYCX1CVI Price volatility, pegging, and stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s Price premiums and arbitrage - https://youtu.be/B4tsk-ZiHuE What is mining? - https://youtu.be/t4p4iMqmxbQ The Switzerland of currencies - https://youtu.be/pV83Qmy578c Will governments ban cryptocurrencies? - https://youtu.be/LIQkuF_I5Xo Microfinancing and streaming money - https://youtu.be/xs6hUcfuX9w ICOs and responsible investment - https://youtu.be/C8UdbvrWyvg ICOs and financial regulation - https://youtu.be/Plu_WX3Gs8E The end of vampire-squid financing - https://youtu.be/yyXOQG5iNWo Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling - https://youtu.be/zxt-FLzZPhg Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc Why developers and leaving banks - https://youtu.be/GqOZ4IAQ-xQ What is the biggest adoption hurdle? - https://youtu.be/jHgyHF3F2TI 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! 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: How do mnemonic seeds work?
 
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What cryptography *magic* makes mnemonic seed words work? How is randomness generated? Can seed words be imported into more than one wallet? More on wallets and mnemonic code words - https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/f8b883dcd4e3d1b9adf40fed59b7e898fbd9241f/ch05.asciidoc BIP39 - Mnemonic code for generating deterministic keys https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0039.mediawiki BIP32 - Hierarchical deterministic wallets https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0032.mediawiki These questions are from the MOOC 9.4 session which took place on March 9th, 2018. 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 Hot vs. cold wallets - https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE Secure, tiered storage system - https://youtu.be/uYIVuZgN95M How do I secure my bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/vt-zXEsJ61U HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Airdrop coins and privacy implications - https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc The price of losing privacy - https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4 Bitcoin as everyday currency - https://youtu.be/xYvvSV4mjH0 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: Inspiring cryptocurrency projects
 
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How can we get more women involved with cryptocurrencies? What are the most inspiring projects that encourage people to think beyond the current system and explore the innovative potential of the technology? Tired of hearing about the latest scammy ICO? Instead, here are some inspiring real-world projects using cryptocurrencies for good! 1. Fereshteh Forough's "Code to Inspire" (@CodeToInspire) educational initiative, the first coding school for girls in Afghanistan, which uses Bitcoin for financial support & autonomy due to a lack of payment processors and high fees in the country (http://codetoinspire.org) More: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/code-to-inspire-bitcoin-gives-afghan-women-financial-freedom-1460652348/ 2. The BitGive Foundation (@BitGiveOrg), a nonprofit organization that runs a program called GiveTrack, which allows donors to trace bitcoin transactions on a public platform in real time to see how funds are spent, ensure they reach their final destination, and track the results generated from contributions. (https://www.bitgivefoundation.org). I would also like to see more people addressing the issue of international remittances for migrant workers. Sending money home is a big business where a lot of money is going towards paying fees, about the same amount that is being spent in foreign aid. Why not just let people keep more of their own money? Doing so also generates more economic activity in return. If the informal cryptocurrency remittance market becomes really successful, Western Union will probably go out of business, but -- at least here -- not a single tear will be shed. 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: Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela - https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw Design for the disabled and disempowered - https://youtu.be/VlcHyl_rPVM Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection - https://youtu.be/qMkGfB8X58o Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need - https://youtu.be/yIR0OBEAaUE How long until mainstream adoption? - https://youtu.be/y3cKBDBabtA The end of vampire-squid financing - https://youtu.be/yyXOQG5iNWo 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: Why running a node is important
 
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How important is it to be running a normal Bitcoin node or a Lightning Network node, as a user of bitcoin? Don't trust; verify. If you don't independently validate that your transactions have been confirmed, you are delegating responsibility to third parties to give you accurate information on the state of the blockchain, from infrastructure you don't control. The cost of light wallets is certainty. Decentralisation is important in every aspect of the network: chip manufacturing, mining equipment ownership, geographic distribution of mining and non-mining nodes, and variety in types of connections to the network. 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: Decentralized Truth - https://youtu.be/XCVaabu3J04 Hardware, Software, Trustware - https://youtu.be/Etyjc1JdmFU What is Consensus: Rules without Rulers - https://youtu.be/2tqo7PX5Pyc Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 Hard Promises, Soft Promises: Promoting Autonomy instead of Authority https://youtu.be/UJSdMFPjW8c Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM What is the role of nodes? - https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY The Lightning Network (playlist) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTurL4wU_y3jOhBi9rrpsYyi Running Lightning nodes and payment channels - https://youtu.be/ndcfBfE_yoY Lightning and onion routing - https://youtu.be/D-nKuInDq6g Lightning, full nodes, and miners - https://youtu.be/dlJG4OHdJzs Misconceptions about the Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/c4TjfaLgzj4 The scaling rites of passage - https://youtu.be/rZi86_ovB3Y Governance trade-offs in decentralised systems - https://youtu.be/dtwaW79Fj7c How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g 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: Regulation and the bank boycott
 
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In 2014, you told the Canadian Senate to hold off on regulating cryptocurrencies for five years. What would you say to them now and do you see any new restrictions or regulations regarding bitcoin coming in the next 6 months? How would the Cryptocurrency Tax Fairness Act (HR-3708) affect capital gains reporting? Most regulations in the next six months will probably focus on ICOs and whether they fall under securities law. Custodial services which hold money on behalf of others may also face more scrutiny on a state-by-state basis in the United States. I don't believe in KYC/AML regulations. More and more interactions will move to decentralised exchanges; destroying the on- and off-ramps will just encourage people to stay in the cryptocurrency economy. Boycotting a technology or industry that is rapidly evolving is not a good idea. https://coincenter.org/link/the-cryptocurrency-tax-fairness-act-was-offered-as-amendment-to-the-house-tax-reform-bill-last-night-in-congress My testimony to the Canadian Senate: https://youtu.be/GP_eT6E4os8 The first question is from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on November 27th 2017. The second question is from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on January 27th 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: Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection - https://youtu.be/qMkGfB8X58o Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Worse Than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk Blockchain vs. Bullshit - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg Bitcoin and the Banks - Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0 The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutrality - https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 Investing in Education Instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Hot vs. cold wallets - https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Decentralized exchanges and counterparty risk - https://youtu.be/hi_jaw0dT9M Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg My response to Jamie Dimon - https://youtu.be/1dEcdGc0tIo Why developers are leaving banks - https://youtu.be/GqOZ4IAQ-xQ Borderless money - https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw Alternatives to centralised exchanges - https://youtu.be/3jmeJjhH84s HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI Could governments take over exchanges? - https://youtu.be/9PrJQeKl9w4 CME Bitcoin Reference Rate - https://youtu.be/RVwNMI0NWT0 Futures markets - https://youtu.be/vGz22l1FZEM Coinbase vs. the IRS - https://youtu.be/YQJk-5ZYmoM Decentralized power, leaderless governance -https://youtu.be/E5VbDlQTPzU The revolution in trust - https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y Price volatility, pegging, stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s Wealth distribution statistics - https://youtu.be/X2Qsz4eaSPY From barter to abstract money - https://youtu.be/KYsppZoHguQ Initial coin offerings (ICOs) - https://youtu.be/Q5R8KuxV4A0 The token ICO explosion - https://youtu.be/vdaW8NtJXuQ ICOs and financial regulation - https://youtu.be/Plu_WX3Gs8E ICOs and responsible investment - https://youtu.be/C8UdbvrWyvg ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation - https://youtu.be/yfjgcI8xX3A ICOs and pyramid schemes - https://youtu.be/8HYWWP1QU7Q Scams, gambling, and regulation https://youtu.be/fTI88YrN1UE 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 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: Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling
 
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"High" transaction fees and the future feasibility of micro-transactions. Transaction costs represent inherent real-life constraints on scalability and resource availability in the network. It costs money to host fully validating nodes. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Bitcoin was able to achieve zero-fee transactions because the cost was subsidised by the mining reward and bitcoin's value increasing at a faster rate than resources were being consumed. It is not because of the block size limit; as you scale up, the amount of competition for space will also grow. We will see increases in the block size eventually, and add second-layer systems like Lightning Network. Bitcoin is a dynamic and evolving system and the rate of innovation has exploded over the last few years. Appointing third parties to determine which transactions are "spam" opens up opportunities for censorship. Sufficient fee is a market-based mechanism. Even if your transaction doesn't have sufficient fee at the time, it could still be confirmed later when there is less demand for the network. Transaction malleability. Segregated Witness is the best scaling that exists right now. For many miners, it represents a potential loss of profit but only if they're not willing to evolve their software and participate in payment channels. If we choose not to expand the scale of the network, that doesn't mean Bitcoin stops working; it means that Bitcoin will specialise in high-value, global, secure transactions. Nobody gets to decide what Bitcoin and we don't know what it will become. The recipe has been replicated in other cryptocurrencies, and that's how a market should work -- allowing the full forces of evolution and specialisation to operate. 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 Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg RELATED: The Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/vPnO9ExJ50A Lightning, full nodes, and miners - https://youtu.be/dlJG4OHdJzs Bitcoin & Blockchain in Norway - https://youtu.be/5ODDCx6VL2Y What happens to transaction fees when the block reward is zero? - https://youtu.be/FffX32ENGKc Rules vs. Rulers - https://youtu.be/9EEluhC9SxE Governance and the transaction fee market - https://youtu.be/gdknUUVOdHU Scaling is a moving target - https://youtu.be/pT9kJq_Ogrk Why we should worry about optimization, not scaling - https://youtu.be/J3sEcuCc9fg Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk The Scaling Rites of Passage - https://youtu.be/rZi86_ovB3Y Is Bitcoin development centralised? - https://youtu.be/7hm4Ro4wdTk 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 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: Scaling and "Satoshi's vision"
 
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How big will the Bitcoin blockchain get? How will optimisations that conserve space affect growth, while keeping full nodes affordable to run? Why should we add second layers for microtransactions instead of moving to altcoins? What design trade-offs will we make regarding scalability, decentralisation, privacy, and smart contracts? Is “Satoshi’s vision" outdated and an appeal to authority? 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: 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 Scaling strategies and adoption - https://youtu.be/dML1a_Ek9Kw 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 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: Orphaned blocks and stuck transactions
 
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What happens to transactions in an orphaned block? How can I fix stuck transactions? How do replace-by-fee (RBF) and child-pays-for-parent (CPFP) work? These questions are from part of the May and August monthly Patreon Q&A sessions, which took place on May 26th and (late) on September 1st 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: 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 Passphrases and seed storage - https://youtu.be/jP7pEgBpaO0 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 Is quantum computing a threat? - https://youtu.be/wlzJyp3Qm7s Spam transactions and Child Pays For Parent - https://youtu.be/t3c0E4fkSNs Miners, pools, and consensus - https://youtu.be/JHz7LM4ncLw 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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Bitcoin Q&A: Borderless money
 
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Are cryptocurrencies subject to the same border restrictions as foreign currency and cash? Where are bitcoins "located"? What happens when money is data? What are the geopolitical implications of borderless money? Bitcoins 'live' on the blockchain, on a global network, in "the cloud." When you make a transaction, bitcoin is not transmitted anywhere; it simply changes ownership. National "flag" money went from being a store of value, medium of exchange, and unit of account into a system-of-control for playing political games. It removes the power of central banks to take entire populations hostage under hyperinflation experiments. Therefore the framework of money transmission laws is obsolete and fatally undermined. 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: Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Decentralization and the Architecture of Trust - https://youtu.be/wSRN8PUhHX0 Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 Hard Promises, Soft Promises: Promoting Autonomy Instead of Authority - https://youtu.be/UJSdMFPjW8c Open Blockchains for Cashless Developed Economies - https://youtu.be/eo-0BgrKxiI The Digital Currency Commons - https://youtu.be/nYBKWrqR4I8 The Killer App: Engineering the Properties of Money - https://youtu.be/MxIrc1rxhyI Decentralized power, leaderless governance - https://youtu.be/E5VbDlQTPzU Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g Will governments ban cryptocurrencies? - https://youtu.be/LIQkuF_I5Xo The Switzerland of currencies - https://youtu.be/pV83Qmy578c The separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y Unstoppable code - https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4 Global financial crisis (GFC) - https://youtu.be/JU3gNC_ZPKM 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: 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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Decentralized Globalisation
 
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In this talk, Andreas begins by pointing out the need for a multi-lingual approach to cryptocurrency / open blockchain education when fostering global adoption, but cautions against endeavors that resemble the top-down nature of the current infrastructure. He urges us to prepare for the coming decentralisation of globalisation, the subversion and obsolescence of digital financial colonialism. As mentioned, more than 70 videos are now available with Spanish subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTti_3_9dfwfg6a4XLly9i6n Spanish translation of 'Internet of Money' book: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-del-Dinero-Money-Spanish/dp/1947910035/ Spanish translation of the 'Introduction to the Internet of Money' talk (thanks to David Samudio): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vulz-keTYCE This talk took place on May 6th 2018 for the Panamchain conference at the City of Knowledge convention center in Panama City, Panama: https://panamchain.com/ RELATED: Bitcoin: Opportunities for South America and Emerging Markets - https://youtu.be/ieP8kxaklUk Investing in Education instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Beyond Price: Bitcoin's Impact on the Future - https://youtu.be/rvwVbRQ5Ysc Keeping Digital Communities Weird - https://youtu.be/1MG1aR71uFg The Internet of Money: Five Years Later - https://youtu.be/6xIq0FdmsIA The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Worse Than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk 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 Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela - https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw How long until mainstream adption? - https://youtu.be/y3cKBDBabtA 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: What happens if there are bugs?
 
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What happens if there are bugs in Ethereum smart contracts? Are smart contract developers the new middlemen? What happened during the Bancor hack? Are Ethereum smart contracts and tokens secure? Could someone make centralised contracts still based on the ERC-20 standard? These questions are from the MOOC 9.6 and 9.7 sessions, and the July monthly Patreon session, which took place on March 23rd, March 30th, and July 28th 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 The legality of smart contracts - https://youtu.be/eKfnmxSmVF0 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: Lightning Network interoperability
 
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Will Lightning Network and other second layers have interoperability? How will it be designed in terms of protocol standards (BOLT) across different client implementations and APIs? What kinds of Lightning Network apps (LApps) will we see built on top? Which other coins can participate in atomic swaps? These questions were part of the monthly live Patreon Q&A session on March 31st and the (rescheduled) April session on 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: 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 The Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/vPnO9ExJ50A Lightning's security model - https://youtu.be/_GNsT_ufkec Lightning Network scaling - https://youtu.be/4KiWkwo48k0 Misconceptions about the Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/c4TjfaLgzj4 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/)
Views: 8351 aantonop
UK Bitcoin OK -- Bitcoin Accounts More Secure? -- Gliph: secure texting & coinbase wallet
 
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Jakarta, Indonesia -- I'm a blanket order, looking for a catalyst to inspire some economic growth! -- Here are today's MadBits: A small recovery has started in bitcoin prices after hitting a recent low of 66.6. The recovery peaked at 80, but settled in the 70-80 dollar range. With a Last of 75, High of 80, Low of 68 and a Volume of 74,436. 1.) UK bitcoin exchanges don't have to register under money laundering regulations http://www.coindesk.com/hmrc-uk-bitcoin-exchanges-dont-have-to-register-under-money-laundering-regulations/ 2.) Bitcoin Accounts Feel More Secure Than Bank Accounts http://btcbible.com/bitcoin-accounts-more-secure-than-bank-account/ 3.) Gli . ph -- Gliph -- Gliph offers Secure Text and Photo Messaging and acts as a Coinbase Bitcoin Wallet https://gli.ph/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ all the things you ever wanted to know about MadBitcoins: Video Background -- Mondex Design http://www.mondexdesign.com/ 3D Mandelbox Flythrough Test Animation 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMQnCuNDXgM Music -- Forstzombie3000 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAzrmyAWOkg Georges Méliès - A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Trip_to_the_Moon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTU5Tc114ao MadBitcoins Rotating Coin Graphic by Nym3r1a Bitcoin Tie Pin provided by BTC Trinkets http://btctrinkets.com/ Bitcoin Price Chart -- Mt. Gox https://mtgox.com/ Donate Bitcoins to MadBitcoins! 1PtAdf3LbwrPfX87dQ8TMuKEzuMUZtg1z1 Donate Litecoins to MadBitcoins! LNVjhunq3YaFqJALnPCWLoMGzSNgNqPBob Other Crypto Currency Donations and More information: http://www.madbitcoins.com MadBitcoins YumCoins Special Edition (0.01 BTC) https://yumcoin.com/p/PmFk Donate to MadBitcoins Bitcoinstarter! -- it's a fundraiser that could send MadBitcoins on the Road! Traveling shows! Small Businesses! A fully wrapped small RV/bus/van! Advertising Opportunities! Sponsorship available? Will I drive all over the country promoting your bitcoin product or your competitors? Will you support the MadBitcoins Tour? https://bitcoinstarter.com/projects/102 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * --^^-- Subscribe to MadBitcoins Today! --^^-- * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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Money as a System-of-Control
 
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We know that money serves as: - A Store of Value (SoV) - A Medium of Exchange (MoE) and - A Unit of Account (UoA) But what happens when a fourth use of money is introduced, one which subordinates all the other characteristics: money as a system of control. This talk took place at the Advanced Digital Innovation Summit on September 12th 2017 in Vancouver, Canada: https://antonopoulos.com/event/adisummit-vancouver-canada/ QUESTION & ANSWER: Biggest threat to cryptocurrencies - https://youtu.be/MNXSDaD97x0 ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation - https://youtu.be/yfjgcI8xX3A RELATED: The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 The Digital Currency Commons - https://youtu.be/nYBKWrqR4I8 Open Blockchains for Cashless Developed Economies - https://youtu.be/eo-0BgrKxiI Hardware, Software, Trustware - https://youtu.be/Etyjc1JdmFU Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y Could governments take over exchanges? - https://youtu.be/9PrJQeKl9w4 Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g Unstoppable code - https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4 Irreversibility and consumer protection - https://youtu.be/R107YWu5XzU Scaling, trust, and trade-offs - https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU The Switzerland of currencies - https://youtu.be/pV83Qmy578c How is fungibility tied to privacy? - https://youtu.be/VuI-8EwqIS8 Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU 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 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/)
Views: 95059 aantonop
The Courage to Innovate Without Permission
 
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In this talk, Andreas delivers a message to entrepreneurs and startup founders about why they must be brave enough to innovate faster than incumbents can write the permission slips. This is a talk which took place at the Slush Conference from November 30th - December 1st 2017 in Helsinki, Finland: https://antonopoulos.com/event/slush-conf-helsinki/ RELATED: Innovators, Disrupters, Misfits, and Bitcoin - https://youtu.be/LeclUjKm408 Bitcoin is Punk Rock: Deal With It! - https://youtu.be/_0mykANOMGQ Exponential Innovation - https://youtu.be/n2yD1PSWBU0 Dumb Networks, Innovation, and the Festival of the Commons - https://youtu.be/x8FCRZ0BUCw Delivering Liberty, At Scale - https://youtu.be/AecPrwqjbGw Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0 Embrace the Good, Reject the Fear - https://youtu.be/38U0BQQLzK0 Open Blockchains for Cashless Developed Economies - https://youtu.be/eo-0BgrKxiI Job opportunities with cryptocurrencies - https://youtu.be/89_p4pDlQtI Why developers are leaving banks - https://youtu.be/GqOZ4IAQ-xQ How will the currency war affect companies? - https://youtu.be/c9MIM2vZUZc ICOs and financial regulation - https://youtu.be/Plu_WX3Gs8E ICOs and responsible investment - https://youtu.be/C8UdbvrWyvg ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation - https://youtu.be/yfjgcI8xX3A 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/)
Views: 39193 aantonop
The Truth About Bitcoin
 
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Stefan Molyneux looks at the rise of Bitcoin and discusses its history, mining, fees, altcoins, regulatory hypocrisy, worldwide awareness, comparisons to gold, anonymous transactions, possible government attacks and what the future holds for the decentralized cryptocurrency. Bitcoin Address: 1Fd8RuZqJNG4v56rPD1v6rgYptwnHeJRWs Litecoin Address: Lbxr3M8oezWaguEBc35MoyvQT88C85Sqpi The True Value of Bitcoin: What You Really Need To Know https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs6F91dFYCs Bitcoin vs. Gold: The Future of Money - Peter Schiff Debates Stefan Molyneux http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFcTJAQ7zc4 Bitcoin Whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWH0kTEqYsg& 0:00 How the ruling class controls human livestock. 1:35 How Bitcoin works 8:47 What is money? Is Bitcoin money? (come on, what do you *think* the answer is? :) ) 15:04 Demographics 19:47 Why Bitcoin is better than predecessors 26:54 History (skip here to hear him say "Satoshi" funny) 28:50 Purchasing power of government-issued money going down 40:03 Bitcoin's future popularity 42:15 Big Banks and Big Government hate Bitcoin! 45:00 Not anonymous by default but can be if you want it A very special thanks to Kristov Atlas, author of the upcoming comprehensive guide to bitcoin anonymity, for his assistance with this presentation. Get the latest updates on his book at: http://www.anonymousbitcoinbook.com This video is for information and illustrative purposes only and is not, and should not be regarded as investment advice or as a recommendation regarding any particular security or course of action. Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.fdrurl.com/donate Get more from Stefan Molyneux and Freedomain Radio including books, podcasts and other info at: http://www.freedomainradio.com Amazon US Affiliate Link: www.fdrurl.com/AmazonUS Amazon Canada Affiliate Link: www.fdrurl.com/AmazonCanada Amazon UK Affiliate Link: www.fdrurl.com/AmazonUK Stefan Molyneux's Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stefan.molyneux Twitter: https://twitter.com/stefanmolyneux Google+: https://www.google.com/+StefanMolyneux_Freedomain_Radio Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stefan-molyneux/5/72a/703 Freedomain Radio Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Official.Freedomain.Radio Twitter: https://twitter.com/freedomainradio Google+: https://www.google.com/+FreedomainradioFDR LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/freedomain-radio Message Board: http://board.freedomainradio.com Meet-Up Groups: http://www.meetup.com/Freedomain-Radio/ Blogspot: http://freedomain.blogspot.com/ iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/freedomain-radio!-volume-6/id552010683
Views: 832631 Stefan Molyneux
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/)
Views: 13545 aantonop
Ethereum Q&A: ICOs and pyramid schemes
 
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How do we make people more resistant to ponzi & pyramid schemes? Does regulation stop them? Is the added attention a risk for the rest of the cryptocurrency space? As long as you don't make the mistake of stealing from the rich, regulators are not very effective at stopping scams. Scams and schemes happen in both thoroughly regulated and unregulated markets. Most of what regulators do involves restricting entrants on both sides of the market, and by consequence limiting liquidity. They will continue to happen. Most investors will have to have to experience losing money (perhaps repeatedly) in order to learn. It's very hard to just tell them, to convince someone who's making returns they've never seen in their life that they are participating in a scam which will inevitably collapse. What you definitely don't want to do is tell investors that if they outsource decision-making and risks, they will get bailed out; that will only make them stupider. Correction: At 0:40, I mentioned a "George Ponzi. I meant to refer to Charles (aka Carlo) Ponzi. This talk took place at the Riga Art Space for the Baltic Honeybadger conference on November 25th 2017 in Riga, Latvia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/baltic-honeybadger-2017/ RELATED: Investing in Education instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science - https://youtu.be/OWI5-AVndgk Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts On The Future of Money - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Unstoppable code - https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4 Could governments take over exchanges? - https://youtu.be/9PrJQeKl9w4 Will governments ban cryptocurrencies? - https://youtu.be/LIQkuF_I5Xo 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 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: Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA
 
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What is your opinion on directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and whether they can achieve the same level of decentralisation, security, and censorship resistance? DAGs are not vaporware, but the cryptocurrency projects using them mostly employ proof-of-stake (PoS) or proof-of-authority consensus mechanisms, which cannot be compared to proof-of-work (PoW) yet because they have not been tested at the same scale. PoW in Bitcoin, with a thermodynamic cost, will be hard to replace. Even though IOTA employs a PoW-type mechanism, they technically use proof-of-authority because IOTA is currently reliant on one special "Coordinator" node, run by their Foundation, to verify all transactions; if they were to shut it off today, we have no idea whether the other 'sub nodes' would be able to maintain its current level of security. We can begin to make real comparisons once it is no longer centralised. This is a question from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on January 27th 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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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Ethereum Q&A: Light clients, EVM, and Mist
 
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What can you do with Ethereum light clients (Metamask, MyEtherWallet, and MyCrypto)? What is the difference between the Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) and the Mist browser? Note: The Parity Wallet interface mentioned in this video has since been deprecated: https://wallet.parity.io/ These question are from the MOOC 9.7 session, which took place on March 30th 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 Why I'm writing 'Mastering Ethereum' - https://youtu.be/So6WERp7vLY What is Metropolis? - https://youtu.be/nmGu2mCpm90 Smart contract platforms - https://youtu.be/XU8Bc5oxneE Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc The legality of smart contracts - https://youtu.be/eKfnmxSmVF0 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 'Coin' and 'token' terminology - https://youtu.be/WjWkttUkm58 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. 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: Reflections on the last five years
 
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What is the most significant thing you've changed your mind on with respect to cryptocurrencies in the last five years? Making predictions with certainty in a new and fast-paced industry; under-estimating the resilience of Bitcoin; the social attack / argument surface. If you were to make one change to Bitcoin, what would it be? I would like to see more implementations of privacy features, which is already happening. However, no one person gets to make changes to Bitcoin. There is not much else I would change in the original design; I think it would be hubris even for me to say I can do it better. There has been a "next Bitcoin" that fixed supposed fatal flaws ever year since the beginning of Bitcoin, but none have superseded its design choices aimed at security, censorship resistance, and decentralisation. (And no, market capitalisation is not a great measurement for comparison.) This is a question 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: Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Blockchain vs. Bullshit - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Investing in Education Instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Decentralised exchanges and counterparty risk - https://youtu.be/hi_jaw0dT9M Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU 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 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 Altcoins and specialisation - https://youtu.be/b_Yhr8h6xnA 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: Hyperbitcoinization
 
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What is "hyperbitcoinization" and when / where will it occur? 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/ Hyperbitcoinization theory: http://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/hyperbitcoinization/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/XCVaabu3J04 RELATED: How long until mainstream adoption? - https://youtu.be/y3cKBDBabtA What is the biggest adoption hurdle? - https://youtu.be/jHgyHF3F2TI Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need - https://youtu.be/yIR0OBEAaUE Inspiring cryptocurrency projects - https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela - https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw Biggest threat to cryptocurrencies - https://youtu.be/MNXSDaD97x0 Global financial crisis (GFC) - https://youtu.be/JU3gNC_ZPKM A voluntary alternative to mandatory currencies - https://youtu.be/5ogv3Eya9nQ The war on cash and crypto - https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw What will replace our current banking system after the currency crisis? - https://youtu.be/XKG_8_GLWXA Will Bitcoin save us from the currency crisis? - https://youtu.be/U3S7vQrNOAI How will the currency war affect companies? - https://youtu.be/c9MIM2vZUZc Will Bitcoin survive global government intervention and regulation? - https://youtu.be/_QS-wCxnqr0 Will governments ban cryptocurrencies? - https://youtu.be/LIQkuF_I5Xo HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y The Switzerland of currencies - https://youtu.be/pV83Qmy578c Borderless money - https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutrality - https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 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: Secure, tiered storage system
 
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Is there an easy way to generate paper wallets securely? What types of wallets should you be using for different tiers / amounts of bitcoin? Following the standards for storage is the safest way to hold cryptocurrency, not by designing your own contrived system. You're more likely to accidentally lose or destroy your keys than have them stolen. 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: How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY How do I secure my bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/vt-zXEsJ61U Hot vs. cold wallets - https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Where can I buy and spend bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/RPR5dtmXnY8 HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI Borderless money - https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw Wealth distribution statistics - https://youtu.be/X2Qsz4eaSPY Decentralised exchanges and counterparty risk - https://youtu.be/hi_jaw0dT9M Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg Farewell to Centralised Data - https://youtu.be/ul0aGzF-v5c 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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How Bitcoin Works in 5 Minutes (Technical)
 
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A short introduction to how Bitcoin Works. Want more? Check out my new in-depth course on the latest in Bitcoin, Blockchain, and a survey of the most exciting projects coming out (Ethereum, etc): https://app.pluralsight.com/library/courses/bitcoin-decentralized-technology Lots of demos on how to buy, send, store (hardware, paper wallet). how to use javascript to send bitcoin. How to create Ethereum Smart Contract, much more. Written Version: http://www.imponderablethings.com/2014/04/how-bitcoin-works-in-5-minutes.html Less technical version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5JGQXCTe3c Donation address: 1K7A6wsyxj6fThtMYcNu6X8bLbnNKovgtP Germain caption translation provided by adi331 : 19s6rqRfHa19w7wcgwtCumPs1vdLDj1VVo (thanks!!)
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The Stories We Tell About Money
 
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In this talk, Andreas recounts the history of Bitcoin and what it represents, building upon all the stories we've been told over the centuries about what "money" is, how we perceive its value, and why the old answers have changed as we adjust to this new world of digital peer-to-peer currencies. He also discusses global threats to economic stability and trust in the financial system, including demonetisation and wealth destruction through inflation. This talk 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 TOPICS: In the beginning... 00:00 Digital scarcity 00:41 Peer-to-peer network 01:34 Solving the double-spending problem 01:59 Cash, peer-to-peer without intermediaries 04:10 People paying companies to maybe pay people 04:34 The un-banked and the under-banked 05:28 Bitcoin - digital money as cash 06:08 What is cryptocurrency? 07:16 Independent self-verification 08:42 Why the Internet is special - global free flow of information 10:24 Why Bitcoin is special - global free flow of money 12:24 The bizarre aspects of traditional banking 13:34 Adjusting to this new world 15:36 Governments attempting to control Bitcoin 16:48 "Who's in charge?" - system of trust without hierarchy 18:18 People who see Bitcoin's strengths as flaws 20:20 Multi-signature schemes for consumer protection 21:19 Our misunderstanding of the most ancient technology 23:20 What gives money value? Stories we tell, promises we trust 26:30 The shared hallucination of paper money 29:48 False promises and the myth of "zero-value" currencies 31:22 Gresham's Law in India 34:02 The characteristics of good money & currency 35:13 Difficulties of barter at a large scale 36:49 Ancient tokens of values 38:13 Scarcity vs. inflationary supply, debt & devaluation 39:11 Bitcoin vs. traditional money as a store of value 41:52 "How much is a bitcoin worth?" 43:05 Digital gold 43:47 "Fake money" resolved by the market 44:21 Closing summary & remarks 45:17 QUESTION & ANSWER: What happens to our bitcoins during a hard fork? - https://youtu.be/sNR76fWd7-0 What is the role of nodes? - https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ Price premiums and arbitrage - https://youtu.be/B4tsk-ZiHuE Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling - https://youtu.be/zxt-FLzZPhg Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? - https://youtu.be/1iEv-gUZNx4 Unlimited vs. Cypherpunks - https://youtu.be/5adgo4-32HU RELATED: Aadhaar and blockchain identities - https://youtu.be/GylSvJf53zI Why KYC is dangerous - Microviolations of Privacy As Payment - https://youtu.be/rwF7nMWUjBs Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money - https://youtu.be/Vcvl5piGlYg Remittances & smuggling in Venezuela - https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw 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 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: SegWit adoption
 
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Why does SegWit adoption seem stalled at 10-20% of transactions? Why would they force users to pay high fees? What are the considerations that cryptocurrency businesses (wallets, exchanges, payment processors / merchant providers, etc.) of various sizes are making in these contentious debates? Chart of SegWit adoption here: http://segwit.party/charts/# 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: Delivering Liberty, at Scale - https://youtu.be/AecPrwqjbGw What is Consensus: Rules without Rulers - https://youtu.be/2tqo7PX5Pyc Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Lightning Network without SegWit? - https://youtu.be/wqbQJ82Hf0s What is the biggest adoption hurdle? - https://youtu.be/jHgyHF3F2TI Scaling is a moving target - https://youtu.be/pT9kJq_Ogrk Scaling, trust, and trade-offs - https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU SegWit, scaling, and consensus - https://youtu.be/Jc7mrR6AAto Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling - https://youtu.be/zxt-FLzZPhg Scaling complex systems - https://youtu.be/dm9m1oQr6Ks Decentralized power, leaderless governance - https://youtu.be/E5VbDlQTPzU Rules vs. Rulers - https://youtu.be/9EEluhC9SxE Bitmain and the ASICBoost allegations - https://youtu.be/t6jJDD2Aj8k Why developers are leaving banks - https://youtu.be/GqOZ4IAQ-xQ Decentralised exchanges and counterparty risk - https://youtu.be/hi_jaw0dT9M 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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Mt. Gox Down!?! -- Kraken: New Bitcoin Exchange --  Internet Gambling loves Bitcoin
 
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September 10, 2013 -- Helsinki, Finland -- With a name like MadBitcoins... it has to be good. Here are Today's MadBits: Bitcoin prices on Mt. Gox are frozen at $133, because Mt. Gox is down. Prices on Bitstamp remain steady at $123, with a High of $124, a Low of $120 and a Volume of 15,864. 1.) Mt. Gox Down?!? https://www.mtgox.com/ 2.) Kraken opens for trading with euros, bitcoins and litecoins http://www.coindesk.com/kraken-opens-for-trading-with-euros-bitcoins-and-litecoins/ 3.) Internet Gambling Makes its Way From Atlantic City to Bitcoin http://www.casinoscamreport.com/2013/09/09/internet-gambling-makes-its-way-from-atlantic-city-to-bitcoin/ Today's Bitcoin Chart provided by: https://www.bitstamp.net/ Buy MadBitcoins Stickers at Orwellia.com: http://www.orwellia.com Subscribe to MadBitcoins wtih Bitcoins (pay what you want): http://www.madbitcoins.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ all the things you ever wanted to know about MadBitcoins: Video Background -- Mondex Design http://www.mondexdesign.com/ Music -- Forstzombie3000 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAzrmyAWOkg Georges Méliès - A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Trip_to_the_Moon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTU5Tc114ao MadBitcoins Rotating Coin Graphic by Nym3r1a Bitcoin Price Chart -- Mt. Gox https://mtgox.com/ Donate Bitcoins to MadBitcoins! 1PtAdf3LbwrPfX87dQ8TMuKEzuMUZtg1z1 Donate Litecoins to MadBitcoins! LNVjhunq3YaFqJALnPCWLoMGzSNgNqPBob Other Crypto Currency Donations and More information: http://www.madbitcoins.com MadBitcoins YumCoins Special Edition (0.01 BTC) https://yumcoin.com/p/PmFk * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * --^^-- Subscribe to MadBitcoins Today! --^^-- * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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Bitcoin Q&A: Miners, pools, and consensus
 
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How many miners and/or pools are there? Can the distribution of miners be determined? Would mining pools be incentivised to merge? Is miner collusion through 51% attacks a present threat? Could they double-spend their coins? How are they impacted by replace-by-fee (RBF)? These questions are from the MOOC sessions 7.2, 8.2, and 9.2 covering the Byzantine Generals' Problem, which took place on February 26th 2017, September 15th 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 What is mining? - https://youtu.be/t4p4iMqmxbQ 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 Could a state-sponsored 51% attack work? - https://youtu.be/KUd8ZGgm6Qo Honest nodes and consensus - https://youtu.be/KAhY2ymI-tg 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 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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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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