Andreas M. Antonopoulos — The New Economies

It is hard to start a description of Andreas M. Antonopoulos lecture saying “most interesting one”, because all his lectures are spectaculary interesting. Let's go back three years ago and see what was he talking about Bitcoin and how it came up today…

Melbourn, November 24th 2014. At that time Bitcoin was $375… At the time of sending this post it is $6150.

Duration: 1:35:51

0:00:00 Opening - ATM at the Antarctica
0:01:00 Banking system far from perfect
0:02:30 Diners Club - first credit card in 1950
0:03:20 “The real Money”
0:04:20 New Technologies
0:04:44 First Modem in 1986
0:06:10 Connection to the Internet 1989
0:07:05 Sending first emails
0:08:10 First Internet site
0:09:10 Discovery of Bitcoin in 2011
0:10:19 Trackrecord: PC, Modem, Internet, Websites, Linux… Bitcoin!
0:10:50 Common theme: Decentralization
0:12:00 Money is language
0:13:00 Kindergarten
0:13:50 Guess what happens when you teach money to primats…
0:14:30 Only sovereigns can create money… for our own good
0:15:05 Inflation
0:15:45 FED — a private company of robbers
0:17:00 2% inflation
0:18:10 Most people don't understand money
0:18:45 1944 Bretton-Woods Agreement (not 1946)
0:19:50 The reason money have value is a shared halucination
0:21:20 “You can buy drugs with Bitcoin”
0:24:10 Real criminals own HSBC Bank
0:26:05 Classes of crime
0:26:40 Technology adopts mainstream audience values
0:27:04 Foreign remittances
0:30:10 Inovation without permission
0:31:54 Bitcoin — currency of an Internet Nation
0:35:10 Questions
0:35:50 Q: How Bitcoin destroys rentseeking behaviour (vampire capitalism)?
0:37:43 Rentseeking behaviour happens because of centralization
0:42:34 Q: Thoughts on Ethereum and Bitcoin
0:45:10 DAC (Decentralised Automated Corporation)
0:46:20 Q: Do sidechains have the capacity to dilute blockchain?
0:49:00 Q: Cody Wilson (Liberator Gun)
0:52:10 Q: Security and Bitcoin
0:57:20 Q: Advertising Transformation
0:58:18 Two primary business models on the Internet — Facebook model
0:59:05 Advertising model
1:00:25 No Advertising
1:02:30 Q: Can Bitcoin go mainstream?
1:04:20 Q: Neoanarchist rants?
1:06:10 Offensive Truth
1:07:50 Q: When will Bitcoin reach 10.000?
1:13:55 Q: DAM (Distributed Automated Millitary)
1:14:30 Q: Will it be a Bitcoin blockchain?
1:15:50 Q: Bitcoin looks like current banking system?
1:16:50 Q: Pro or against Bitcoin?
1:21:45 Q: Paying taxes
1:24:00 Q: Mining Bitcoins (with baklava?)
1:29:00 Q: Why would people continue to mine?

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin”, published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin and “The Internet of Money”, a book about why bitcoin matters.

As a bitcoin entrepreneur, Andreas has founded a number of bitcoin businesses and launched several community open-source projects. He is a widely published author of articles and blog posts on bitcoin, is a permanent host on the popular Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast, and a frequent speaker at technology and security conferences worldwide.

Andreas offers strategic consulting to a small number of crypto-currency companies that are aligned with his interests. He also offers expert witness testimony as an expert in the security, technical details and use of crypto-currencies, worldwide.

Source: A Personal Biographical Site


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