Bitcoin is Punk Rock. Let’s Deal with It!
In this talk, Andreas opens with a contrarian perspective. This technology is not “beyond Bitcoin” and it’s impossible to put it on a leash in order to make it more appealing. Bitcoin is the true thing, disruptive and revolutionary technology that cannot be controlled.
Bitcoin is punk music and you cannot make it smooth jazz to please timid boardrooms.
0: 00 Introduction
1: 23 Bitcoin is a lot more and a lot different than what you thought
2: 47 What is money?
4: 28 What is bitcoin?
6: 11 Denial
6: 56 Anger
7: 30 Bitcoin is disruptive
11: 05 Bitcoin is the first completely decentralized transnational platform for exchanging value
12: 21 Identity theft
15: 51 Bitcoin is not going to be leashed
16: 48 Banking changed in 2008
19: 13 Bitcoin can deliver banking services not by banking the unbanked but by de-banking all of us
20: 09 Bitcoin refuses to die
22: 06 How could bitcoin make a difference in a situation like Greece is in at the moment?
24: 03 Are there any governments today who you think are seriously thinking about bitcoin and the blockchain as ways of making their tax collection more efficient or anything else?
This talk was given on July 8th 2015 at the “Beyond Bitcoin: Unleashing Blockchain” session of Wired Money 2015,, hosted by Wired Magazine in London and Spanish Banking Group BBVA.
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Andreas M. Antonopoulos, a technologist who is also a serial entrepreneur, has been one of the most respected and well-respected figures in bitcoin.
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He is also the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media. It is considered the best technical guide on bitcoin. “The Internet of Money,” which explains why bitcoin matters, was published by O’Reilly Media.
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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: 9
Translations of MASTERING BTCIN: /
THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: s
THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: J
Translations from THE INTERNET of MONEYSpanish, ‘Internet del Dinero’ (v1) – q
French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) – 0
Russian, ‘Internet deneg’ (v1) – g
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Cua Tien Te’ (v1) – g
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Outro Graphics – Phneep ( )
Outro Art: Rock Barcellos ( )
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