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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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Highlights: The Internet of Money - Vol 2
 
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OPEN. BORDERLESS. DECENTRALIZED. CENSORSHIP-RESISTANT. "The Internet of Money" is a collection of talks by Andreas M. Antonopoulos about why Bitcoin and open blockchains matter. Volume 2 is the sequel in this series of books, featuring 11 of his most inspiring and thought-provoking talks from 2015 - 2017. It is not money for the internet, but the internet of money. Available in Print, Audiobook, and eBook: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a critically-acclaimed author, speaker, educator, and one of the world's foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote, and historical precedent effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology out of the abstract and into the real world. FEATURED TALKS (in order of appearance) =============== Introduction to Bitcoin - https://youtu.be/l1si5ZWLgy0 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 Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg Full playlist of all talks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTu0KFDbHk4AUiiyce0xLX7p CREDITS ======== Publisher: Merkle Bloom LLC (November 22, 2017) Music: "Divider" by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY 4.0) - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Divider/ "Too Late To Turn Back" by Daniel Birch www.danielbirchmusic.com (CC BY 4.0) - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch/MicroBrute_Sessions_Vol1/Too_Late_To_Turn_Back Artwork: Valentina / @SatoshiGallery - http://www.satoshigallery.com/ Storyboard: Janine Römer Video Editing & Mixing: Proof of Work - http://proofofwork.media/
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Bitcoin Q&A: The 21 million supply cap
 
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What determines the supply of bitcoin? A probabilistic, geometrically declining supply function meant to simulate the issuance of precious metals. Every ten minutes, new bitcoin are created. Every four years, the block reward cuts in half in what is known as "the Halvening." Will the supply cap at 21 million bitcoins cause problems for adoption? If there is demand, the bitcoin already issued will circulate in the market and create velocity in the economy. We will see different monetary policies for other cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is unequally distributed and it may make a new 1%, but it may also make you part of the new 0%. The fundamental difference is that the new Bitcoin 1% got there through being rewarded for taking risks on a new and relatively untested currency, whereas the traditional 1% got there because their grandfather killed more people than my grandfather. Watch the rest of the presentation: https://youtu.be/P6F1vTG_hA0 The first question is part of a talk which took place at the Singularity University's Innovation Partnership Program (IPP): https://youtu.be/l1si5ZWLgy0 The second question is part (Q&A-3) of a keynote talk which took place on October 19th 2016 during the Bitcoin Wednesday Meetup at the Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands: https://www.meetup.com/BitcoinWednesday/events/234498117/ Event Info: http://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/event/special-edition-19-october-2016/ Presentation Info: http://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/antonopoulos-bitcoin-incubator-black-swans/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/3MLy5Z5ISeA RELATED: Divisibility and deflationary monetary policy - https://youtu.be/xhLgxX_wU6E The rules of Bitcoin (part 1) - https://youtu.be/VnQu4uylfOs The rules of Bitcoin (part 2) - https://youtu.be/vtIp0GP4w1E Global financial crisis (GFC) - https://youtu.be/JU3gNC_ZPKM The revolution in trust - https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY Who determines the value of bitcoins? - https://youtu.be/DucvYCX1CVI The end of vampire-squid financing - https://youtu.be/yyXOQG5iNWo The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg 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 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: 55181 aantonop
Bitcoin Q&A: Hot vs. cold wallets
 
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The dangers of custodial accounts; not your keys, not your money. Security practices for long-term vs. short-term storage, trading, and transacting. I don't leave any currency (crypto or fiat) in an exchange for longer than 15 minutes. I use these cryptocurrencies to pay my bills, so I transact very often. So far, I've only ever lost small amounts of bitcoin through stupid mistakes. 1. Don't leave your money on exchanges longer than you have to. If you day-trade, make sure you understand the risk that entails. 2. Organise a tiered storage system of hot and cold wallets, factoring in the amount of bitcoin you're storing, how you plan to use it (soon or not for a long time), and what security risks you're willing to take with each tier. 3. Use cold storage (i.e. paper wallets) for large amounts or for bitcoins you don't plan on using for a longer period of time. 4. Use hardware wallets that are PIN or password-protected 5. Use multi-signature multi-party or multi-factor wallets for carrying out your weekly business transactions. 6. Use hot wallets (ex. mobile wallets) for petty cash, or if you are the Oprah of cryptocurrency. This is part of a keynote talk which took place at the Blockchain Africa Conference on March 2nd 2017 at the Focus Rooms in Johannesburg, South Africa: http://blockchainafrica.co/speakers/andreas-m-antonopoulos/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Testimony for the Australian Senate here: https://youtu.be/XotOwt8bTeI RELATED: How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Welcome to TrustNet - https://youtu.be/Rrj8sjHJthU Hardware, Software, Trustware - https://youtu.be/Etyjc1JdmFU Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Outro Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
Views: 46062 aantonop
Bitcoin Q&A: My response to Jamie Dimon
 
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My response to Jamie Dimon's criticism of Bitcoin as a "fraud." Jamie doth protest too much methinks, because JPMorgan Chase was fined for mortgage fraud. The world's banks have never faced competition from the internet; the internet is now coming for banking. Industry leaders are going through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. This talk took place at the SingularityU Canada Summit during October 11-12th 2017 at Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, Canada: https://antonopoulos.com/event/singularityu-canada-summit-toronto-canada/ Are you a banker? I have a playlist for you: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTu45KFS6Sq6Z05qToY-n_k2 RELATED: Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0 Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 ADISummit: Self-Sovereign Identity Panel - https://youtu.be/DZbyiJqKT8c The internet will eat your business - https://youtu.be/DXLZSgf4b8Q Why developers are leaving banks - https://youtu.be/GqOZ4IAQ-xQ Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc Irreversibility and consumer protection - https://youtu.be/R107YWu5XzU Who determines the value of bitcoins? - https://youtu.be/DucvYCX1CVI Price volatility, pegging, stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s The 21 million supply cap - https://youtu.be/AABkJ55Zz3A 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 Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y A voluntary alternative to mandatory currencies - https://youtu.be/5ogv3Eya9nQ HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI Global financial crisis (GFC) - https://youtu.be/JU3gNC_ZPKM Biggest threat to cryptocurrencies - https://youtu.be/MNXSDaD97x0 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: 44380 aantonop
Bitcoin Q&A: How much bitcoin do you have?
 
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How much bitcoin do you have? What percentage of our wealth should be in bitcoins? A percentage that reflects your understanding of how the technology works and your ability to absorb the risk that it entails. However it also depends on what country you're in, because the volatility and risk in bitcoin may be better than your national currency. This is not a recommendation to invest; I have dedicated to career and my passion, I could lose all of it and still have everything else. Invest in education instead of speculation. Note: Yes, I know - this video is now out of date. The advice about risk tolerance and focusing on education still stands. This is part of 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: Investing in education instead of speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Why I earn bitcoins instead of buying them - https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY Initial coin offerings (ICOs) - https://youtu.be/Q5R8KuxV4A0 Where are the exchange-traded funds (ETFs)? - https://youtu.be/m3EFyGb104g Alternatives to centralised exchanges - https://youtu.be/3jmeJjhH84s Will Bitcoin save us from a global currency crisis? - https://youtu.be/U3S7vQrNOAI Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! 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: 56775 aantonop
Bitcoin Q&A: Proof-of-Work (PoW), Proof-of-Stake (PoS), Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS)
 
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What is the difference between proof-of-work (PoW), proof-of-stake (PoS), and delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS)? 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: Immutability and Proof-of-Work: The Planetary Scale Digital Monument - https://youtu.be/rsLrJp6cLf4 What happens to transaction fees when the block reward is zero? - https://youtu.be/FffX32ENGKc Decentralized power, leaderless governance - https://youtu.be/E5VbDlQTPzU The new experimental science of consensus algorithms - https://youtu.be/6N5XlU7Iajk Could a state-sponsored 51% attack work? - https://youtu.be/KUd8ZGgm6Qo What is the role of nodes? - https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ 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: Bitcoin vs. blockchain
 
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What is the difference between Bitcoin and "blockchain"? Blockchains are only one of the foundational technologies. In an attempt to co-opt the interest around Bitcoin, companies and governments are trying to circle the square by creating centralised and permissioned versions while entirely missing the point: decentralization. This is part of a talk which took place at Pebble Beach for the Capgemini CXO Forum on November 1-3rd 2017 in Monterey, California. RELATED: Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts On the Future of Money - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0 Decentralized Truth - https://youtu.be/XCVaabu3J04 Why developers are leaving banks - https://youtu.be/GqOZ4IAQ-xQ My response to Jamie Dimon - https://youtu.be/1dEcdGc0tIo Private chains misunderstand the fundamental value of blockchains - https://youtu.be/haKVaGHKQJM Why bitcoin is the poison pill of global finance - https://youtu.be/UOfRIaJICgI Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc Irreversibility and consumer protection - https://youtu.be/R107YWu5XzU The end of vampire-squid financing - https://youtu.be/yyXOQG5iNWo The internet will eat your business - https://youtu.be/DXLZSgf4b8Q Self-Sovereign Identity Panel - https://youtu.be/DZbyiJqKT8c Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg Embrace the Good, Reject the Fear - https://youtu.be/38U0BQQLzK0 Job opportunities with cryptocurrencies - https://youtu.be/89_p4pDlQtI Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
Views: 25539 aantonop
Bitcoin Q&A: What is the role of nodes?
 
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The role that full nodes play in security of the network. People focus a lot on mining, which has a fundamental role in the network but is not necessarily the most interesting feature of the constellation of technologies involved. The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the most essential protocol underlying the world's routing system, and you use it every single day without knowing it, just as you are oblivious to the vast filtration system allowing you to drink clean water from a fountain. A node is a computer that is participating the global peer-to-peer Bitcoin network. They propagate transactions and blocks everywhere. Full nodes act independently as authoritative verifiers. Onion routing. Double-spending protection. Levels of isolation for untrustworthy nodes. Why would you run one? To be in control of your money - your keys, your money. You don't trust anyone else to tell you what the truth is, you cross-check every claim yourself. Be part of the revolution in money. This is part of a talk which took place at the JW Marriott Sahar (International Airport) on March 26th 2017 in Mumbai, India: https://www.townscript.com/e/bitcoin-talk-by-the-world-famous-andreas-antonopoulos-203132 RELATED: Lightning, full nodes, and miners - https://youtu.be/dlJG4OHdJzs Hard Promises, Soft Promises: Promoting Autonomy instead of Authority https://youtu.be/UJSdMFPjW8c Innovations in wallet design - https://youtu.be/K5Ei3_D8LQ8 How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Videography: Zebpay Bitcoin India Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
Views: 38701 aantonop
Bitcoin Q&A: What happens to our bitcoins during a hard fork?
 
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What do we do with our bitcoins during a hard fork? Where do we store them? Are they safe? A hard fork (planned, accidental, or as a network-based attack) is "a permanent divergence from the previous version of the blockchain, and nodes running previous versions will no longer be accepted by the newest version." Hard forks in Bitcoin have so far not happened often or on a planned basis, because they have monetary consequences. If a hard fork does happen, your keys will control value (i.e. coins) on both chains because they have the same ancestry. It does mean you have "twice as many coins," but not in the way you think -- more than likely, they will be worth half as much or less. Ponzi schemes and inflation. Bitcoin is designed to be a resilient, self-healing, anti-fragile system, especially when it is being attacked all the time. If you directly control the private keys to your bitcoins, you're fine --- your coins aren't being invalidated or going anywhere. When the hard fork happens, you can just decide which chain you want to continue with. Wait until things clarify. If you don't control the private keys to your bitcoins (ex. on an exchange), move them to address that you control. If you don't, whoever controls your bitcoins will be deciding for you, and not all exchanges/ wallets will be supporting both sides of the fork. This is part of a talk which took place at the JW Marriott Sahar (International Airport) on March 26th 2017 in Mumbai, India: https://www.townscript.com/e/bitcoin-talk-by-the-world-famous-andreas-antonopoulos-203132 RELATED: Introduction to Bitcoin - https://youtu.be/l1si5ZWLgy0 Bitcoin for Beginners - https://youtu.be/UlKZ83REIkA Blockchain for Beginners - https://youtu.be/i9nUMvpT2rM Embrace the Good, Reject the Fear - https://youtu.be/38U0BQQLzK0 Are chain splits a governance failure? - https://youtu.be/2pJEEVEmEVw The dangers of hard forks in protocol evolution - https://youtu.be/vxEHRvhJKvA Hard forks and the cultural mulligan - https://youtu.be/KT-7APasANI Hot vs. cold wallets - https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE Divisibility and deflationary monetary policy - https://youtu.be/xhLgxX_wU6E Who determines the value of bitcoins? - https://youtu.be/DucvYCX1CVI How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. 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: 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: How do I choose a wallet?
 
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How do I choose a cryptocurrency wallet? Every wallet has different features, transaction customization, fee estimation, levels of security and privacy, and affiliations. The criteria for wallets is different depending on the person, their needs, and risk model. Wallets that used to be good may no longer be good or share the same principles. You don't have to use one wallet forever. Use many different wallets for different purposes and feel free to change them often. One of the criteria I use for wallets is that if it doesn't support SegWit, I don't use it, because I want the fee discounts. NOTE: This talk was recorded prior to the cancellation of 2X. A couple mobile wallets like EdgeSecure beta (formerly Airbitz), GreenAddress, and Samourai now support SegWit. 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/ RELATED: Hot vs. cold wallets - https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE How do I secure my bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/vt-zXEsJ61U What happens to our bitcoins during a hard fork? - https://youtu.be/sNR76fWd7-0 What is the role of nodes? - https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ Could governments take over exchanges? - https://youtu.be/9PrJQeKl9w4 How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Innovations in wallet design - https://youtu.be/K5Ei3_D8LQ8 Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU Hardware, Software, Trustware - https://youtu.be/Etyjc1JdmFU Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM Bitcoin, Lightning, and Streaming Money - https://youtu.be/gF_ZQ_eijPs 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: 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: Will governments ban cryptocurrencies?
 
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Will governments or international government organisations implement their own centralised cryptocurrencies and ban the mining or ownership of open decentralised ones like Bitcoin? If your government is against freedom of association, expression, commerce, innovation, job creation, is it a democracy? Are you free? You must resist, not only through your choices about which governments get elected but about using alternative systems. People in places like Venezuela are making that choice every day, breaking the law to feed their family. This is a much bigger issue than Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies. The first 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 The second question 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/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 RELATED: Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y Could governments take over exchanges? - https://youtu.be/9PrJQeKl9w4 Could a state-sponsored 51% attack work? - https://youtu.be/KUd8ZGgm6Qo Can cryptocurrencies support terrorism? - https://youtu.be/Ryz-pXbsojU Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g Is the centralisation of mining in China a problem? - https://youtu.be/GGwHIHBsjbU The end of vampire-squid financing - https://youtu.be/yyXOQG5iNWo The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutrality - https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4 Global financial crisis (GFC) - https://youtu.be/JU3gNC_ZPKM Why I earn bitcoins instead of buying them - https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY 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 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: Is quantum computing a threat?
 
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Is quantum computing a threat to Bitcoin? How can Bitcoin become more secure against a quantum computing attack? Will this upgrade require moving coins to new addresses? Will it be implemented as a soft or hard fork? What happens to coins controlled by lost keys? CORRECTION: Apologies for the confusion - regarding the question of whether Satoshi's (suspected) coins would be vulnerable to a quantum computing attack on ECDSA, the correct answer is in the first clip at 3:05. While what I initially say at 6:10 is true, that Satoshi did not spend their coins, those coinbase transactions still used pay-to-public-key (P2PK) instead of pay-to-public-key-hash (P2PKH), which means the public keys are already exposed. More about hashing and public key cryptography in Bitcoin: https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/develop/ch04.asciidoc These questions are from the May monthly Patreon session and part of the Denver talk, which took place on May 26th and August 6th 2018 respectively. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Advanced Bitcoin Scripting, Part 1: Transactions and Multisig - https://youtu.be/8FeAXjkmDcQ Advanced Bitcoin Scripting, Part 2: SegWit, Consensus, and Trustware - https://youtu.be/pQbeBduVQ4I Migrating to post-quantum cryptography What is a private key? - https://youtu.be/xxfUpIV9wRI Public keys vs. addresses - https://youtu.be/8es3qQWkEiU Protocol development security - https://youtu.be/4fsL5XWsTJ4 Lightning's security model - https://youtu.be/_GNsT_ufkec Misconceptions about the Lightning Network - https://youtu.be/c4TjfaLgzj4 Eltoo, and the early days of Lightning - https://youtu.be/o6eFZ5aI9N0 Lightning Network scaling - https://youtu.be/4KiWkwo48k0 Lightning Network interoperability - https://youtu.be/1HYMWcJHGXc Lightning Network game theory - https://youtu.be/7if0DuTtozY Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg Full node and home network security - https://youtu.be/uo58zmyXqFY Running nodes and payment channels - https://youtu.be/ndcfBfE_yoY What is Segregated Witness (SegWit)? - https://youtu.be/dtOjjB4mD8k SegWit and fork research - https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: How do I secure my bitcoin?
 
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Your keys, your bitcoin. Not your keys? Not your bitcoin. The dangers of custodial accounts. Key management. Best practices for storing your 12-24 backup words. There's no "Bitcoin help desk." Security of Windows machines. Smartphone wallets for iOS and Android: - Mycelium https://mycelium.com/ - Copay https://copay.io/ - Airbitz https://airbitz.co/ Hardware wallets: - Trezor https://trezor.io/ - Ledger https://www.ledgerwallet.com/ - KeepKey https://www.keepkey.com/ 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: Hot vs. cold wallets - https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE What happens to our bitcoins during a hard fork? - https://youtu.be/sNR76fWd7-0 How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection - https://youtu.be/qMkGfB8X58o Irreversibility and consumer protection - https://youtu.be/R107YWu5XzU The revolution in trust - https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY What is the role of nodes? - https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ How is fungibility tied to privacy? - https://youtu.be/VuI-8EwqIS8 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. 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 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: Explain Bitcoin to my mother?
 
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Could you explain what Bitcoin is in a non-technical way that my mother / father / grandparents could understand? This question is from the (rescheduled) April Patreon Q&A session, which took place on May 5th 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 Note: No offense intended to the all the Bitcoin mums around the world who need no explanation for how this technology works or why it matters. RELATED: Introduction to Bitcoin - https://youtu.be/l1si5ZWLgy0 Bitcoin for Beginners - https://youtu.be/UlKZ83REIkA Blockchain for Beginners - https://youtu.be/i9nUMvpT2rM The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection - https://youtu.be/qMkGfB8X58o Highlights: The Internet of Money, Volume 2 - https://youtu.be/Qkjm5E5BeB8 Measuring Success: Price or Principle - https://youtu.be/mPMsbgWl9p4 Decentralized Globalisation - https://youtu.be/QoiR4aNbTOw Bitcoin For Beginners Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTuN6kdNWlElfr2tzigB9Nnj Consensus and Forkology Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTvgdxHfhgEYhyX10YTxQS-M Where can I buy and spend bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/RPR5dtmXnY8 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 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: Differences between Grin and Beam?
 
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What are the differences between Grin and Beam, implementations of the MimbleWimble protocol? Why has there usually been a trade-off between privacy and scalability? Grin is an open-source research project, with no pre-mine, a continuing issuance model, is developed by volunteers, and is written in Rust. Beam is more of a commercial product with a foundation that organizes funding and development, with a limited supply, and is written in C++. More about Grin: https://github.com/mimblewimble/grin/blob/master/doc/grin4bitcoiners.md More about Beam: https://github.com/BeamMW/beam 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 Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU Mixing services - https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY Altcoins and specialisation - https://youtu.be/b_Yhr8h6xnA The price of losing privacy - https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4 Will governments let privacy coins exist? - https://youtu.be/30sjEW70rLE The war on cash and crypto - https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures - https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0 MimbleWimble and Dandelion - https://youtu.be/LjDJGTpK_lE Schnorr signatures and the privacy roadmap - https://youtu.be/JeJzwZgxF50 What are Bulletproofs? - https://youtu.be/EDaM8A-tAck Coin selection and privacy - https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg 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 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 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. Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains; click on the red bell to enable notifications about new videos! Would you like to help me translate these videos into other languages? Follow this link for instructions on subtitling: https://antonopoulos.com/video-translation-subtitle-initiative/ 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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Introduction to the Internet of Money
 
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In this talk, Andreas explains why Bitcoin and open public blockchains are going to transform not only the world of finance, but the internet itself. Even though it has been termed "the internet of money," people are beginning to realise that this is something more than just money, and certainly more than what they're being told. This talk took place at the Internet Days ("Internetdagarna") conference during November 20-21st 2017 at the Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm, Sweden: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-internet-days-stockholm-sweden/ QUESTION & ANSWER: Where can I buy and spend bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/RPR5dtmXnY8 What is mining? - https://youtu.be/t4p4iMqmxbQ RELATED: Introduction to Bitcoin - https://youtu.be/l1si5ZWLgy0 The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 Delivering Liberty, At Scale - https://youtu.be/AecPrwqjbGw Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0 Decentralization and the Architecture of Trust - https://youtu.be/wSRN8PUhHX0 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. 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 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: Are hardware wallets secure enough?
 
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Are hardware wallets really secure enough? Is the complexity of the setup and execution part of the risk model? What are the most likely ways that you will lose your bitcoin? What is the best way to store your mnemonic seed and passphrase? If you want to see more about key management practices, check out this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTtAmzmz6uVE0kTKXtaGX1zY More on Trace Mayer's monetary sovereignty initiative: https://www.proofofkeys.com/ CORRECTION: At 9:13, I referred to paper as "Stone Age technology." While I was trying to convey the simplicity of the tool with such a phrase, this is not historically accurate as paper-making is not generally thought to have begun until thousands of years after the Stone Age. 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: 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 Orphan blocks and stuck transactions - https://youtu.be/MsdW0CTYwyY 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 Sanctions and censorship resistance - https://youtu.be/DeXe5eGRl7E 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 Wallets, nodes, and monetary sovereignty - https://youtu.be/8Hb3tUn8s4E 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! Would you like to help me translate these videos into other languages? Follow this link for instructions on subtitling: https://antonopoulos.com/video-translation-subtitle-initiative/ 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: Do altcoins threaten to replace bitcoin?
 
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In this Q&A snippet, Andreas discusses the competition between bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, also looking at the historical possibility that the brand "bitcoin" is one of only a few things that survive radical change of the underlying technology. Special quote: "Sometimes all that scales is the name, the brand"
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Bitcoin Q&A: Decentralised exchanges with fiat
 
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What is the future of decentralised exchanges? Is it possible to have them with fiat gateways? Many of the same mechanisms (ex. multisignature, timelocks) that allow the Lightning Network and payment channels to function will also be useful in building decentralised exchanges such as Bisq (https://bisq.network/). Except for cash, there is always a certain degree of risk when exchanging for fiat, because they use centralised systems and transactions can be reversed. More on chargeback risks: https://twitter.com/aantonop/status/979489910578085888 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 What is the roadmap? - https://youtu.be/5Eoj_sKyC90 Hot vs. cold wallets - https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Secure, tiered storage - https://youtu.be/uYIVuZgN95M Misconceptions about Lightning Network -https://youtu.be/c4TjfaLgzj4 Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg Decentralised exchanges and counterparty risk - https://youtu.be/hi_jaw0dT9M 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: 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: Is bitcoin testing governments?
 
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What will governments do to stop private, decentralised currencies? How do social / political / economic freedom indexes compare to a country's stance towards bitcoin? Bitcoin is not getting tested by governments, so much as governments are being tested by Bitcoin. Ideas are more powerful than any one individual who contributes to them. This is part of a talk which took place on August 6th 2018 in 'The Internet of Money Tour' at the Hilton Denver Inverness in Denver, Colorado: https://antonopoulos.com/event/arapahoe-libraries-talk/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/cagoyF3WePo 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: Fake News, Fake Money - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_wOEL6dprg 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 Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0 Borderless money - https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw 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 What is the biggest threat? - https://youtu.be/1-XUbH1F0Os 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: MimbleWimble and Dandelion
 
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What is the story behind MimbleWimble? What is Grin? What is a Dandelion transaction relay, as described in BIP156, and how does it improve the anonymity of the Bitcoin network? CLARIFICATION/ CORRECTION: At 1:14, I talk the origins of MimbleWimble. The PDF was submitted to the Bitcoin research IRC channel on August 2nd, 2016. The pseudonymous author used the name "Tom Elvis Jedusor," which is the French version of Voldemort's real name. I also say that the name "MimbleWimble" was referencing the name of a spell from Harry Potter, which is the Tongue-Tying Curse and prevents someone from speaking about (not "seeing") something: http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Tongue-Tying_Curse At 6:08, I was unable to list the names of the team members behind the Dandelion proposal. They are Giulia Fanti, Shaileshh Bojja Venkatakrishnan, Surya Bakshi, Bradley Denby, Shruti Bhargava, Andrew Miller and Pramod Viswanath (researchers at Carnegie Mellon, MIT, and the University of Illinois). Read the MimbleWimble paper here: https://scalingbitcoin.org/papers/mimblewimble.pdf Andrew Poelstra's MimbleWimble presentation: https://youtu.be/aHTRlbCaUyM More information on BIP-156: https://github.com/gfanti/bips/blob/master/bip-dandelion.mediawiki The BIP-156 pull request: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/13947 NOTE: As usual, this video is intended as an educational resource on topics such as blockchain protocols (i.e. MimbleWimble) and not as an endorsement of specific implementations (e.g. Grin). These questions were part of the July and (late) August monthly live Patreon Q&A sessions, which took place on July 28th and 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: Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Bitcoin: Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money - https://youtu.be/Vcvl5piGlYg ADISummit: Self-Sovereign Identity Panel - https://youtu.be/DZbyiJqKT8c How is fungibility tied to privacy? - https://youtu.be/VuI-8EwqIS8 Public keys versus addresses - https://youtu.be/8es3qQWkEiU Re-using addresses - https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g Coin selection and privacy - https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ Airdrop coins and privacy implications - https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc Wallet design and mass adoption - https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Using paper wallets - https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw Exchanges, identity, and surveillance - https://youtu.be/TVFy8xXfxAA The price of losing privacy - https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4 Layered scaling and privacy - https://youtu.be/4w-bjUhpf_Q Lightning and onion routing - https://youtu.be/D-nKuInDq6g What is the roadmap? - https://youtu.be/5Eoj_sKyC90 SegWit and fork research - https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures - https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0 Schnorr signatures and the privacy roadmap - https://youtu.be/JeJzwZgxF50 Block capacity and embedded data - https://youtu.be/JXt0v54nojI Mixing services - https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY Borderless money - https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Hardware wallets and attack surface
 
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Can you give a basic introduction to hardware wallets? Why are bitcoin "wallets" more like keychains? How do we balance ease of use and security? What are possible ways to attack a hardware wallet? Why should you broadcast transactions through your own full node? See the documentation and support pages of various hardware wallets for more information: Trezor - https://doc.satoshilabs.com/trezor-faq/overview.html https://blog.trezor.io/using-advanced-recovery-on-trezor-4af0eb53c3bb Ledger Nano S - https://support.ledgerwallet.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000613793-Initialize-your-device Ledger Blue - https://support.ledgerwallet.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005835414-Initialize-your-device KeepKey - https://help.keepkey.com/start-here/initialize-your-keepkey https://help.keepkey.com/how-to-guides/how-to-recover-your-keepkey These questions are from the March and (rescheduled) April monthly Patreon Q&A sessions, as well as 'The Internet of Money' tour in Dublin, Ireland, which took place on March 31st, May 5th, and May 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 Watch the full event talk here: https://youtu.be/mPMsbgWl9p4 RELATED: How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Secure, tiered storage system - https://youtu.be/uYIVuZgN95M Setting up secure storage devices - https://youtu.be/wZ9LxLLvfXc What is a private key? - https://youtu.be/xxfUpIV9wRI How do mneomonic seeds work? - https://youtu.be/wWCIQFNf_8g Using paper wallets - https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw Wallet design and mass adoption - https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc Cryptographic primitives - https://youtu.be/RIckQ6RBt5E Public keys vs. addresses - https://youtu.be/8es3qQWkEiU Re-using addresses - https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g Coin selection and privacy - https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ Multi-signature and distributed storage - https://youtu.be/cAP2u6w_1-k Nonces, mining, and quantum computing - https://youtu.be/d4xXJh677J0 Software distribution security - https://youtu.be/_V0vqy046YM Protocol development security - https://youtu.be/4fsL5XWsTJ4 Geopolitics and state-sponsored attacks - https://youtu.be/htxPRTJLK-k How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Honest nodes and consensus - https://youtu.be/KAhY2ymI-tg Why running a node is important - https://youtu.be/oX0Yrv-6jVs Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Ethereum Q&A: 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: The Lightning Network & Rootstock
 
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Keywords/phrases: The Lightning Network is an overlay layer-two network which uses actual bitcoin transactions to create promises that can be redeemed/ settled on the Bitcoin network in the future, or extended forward in time across multiple participants. This allows you to encompass a much larger volume of transactions, much more fine-grained in time and amount. You can do millions of participants, millions of transactions, milliseconds apart, for a few satoshis and still make it work by only settling the final reconciliation. It is Bitcoin - Layer 2, or the second layer of any other blockchain that supports the basic multi-signature, timelock transactions, and some basic scripting capabilities. It adds a dimension of processing that will blow away everything we've seen before. Imagine streaming your salary not every two weeks but every minute, because why not get paid incrementally every minute? Streaming money is the new concept. Rootstock is an attempt to implement an Ethereum virtual machine on top of Bitcoin. It hasn't been implemented yet partly because it depends on a couple of underlying technologies like Segregated Witness and it needs some new scripting opcodes as well as the ability to soft-fork upgrade some of the scripting language. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/UJSdMFPjW8c Want to hear more about Bitcoin and open blockchains? Follow on Twitter: @aantonop Visit my website: https://antonopoulos.com/books
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Bitcoin Q&A: Using paper wallets
 
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What are the risks and benefits of paper wallets? How do you spend from them? Why are they hard to create and use securely? Why is a hardware wallet preferable? 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: Why developers are leaving banks
 
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Banks are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the blockchain ecosystem, training tens of thousands of developers to build things that won't work. The future role of banks in the economy. Horse carriages in Central Park did not completely disappear because of cars. They will be used for legacy applications. "Centralised blockchains" are a contradiction in terms because the purpose of a blockchain is to allow for/ increase decentralisation. Banking as an institution is obsolete; it may take 20-30 years before you see that ripple through the world, but it will. I'm hoping the best of the best of these developers take a couple of years getting bored doing proof-of-concept on reinventing spreadsheets, and then use their Christmas bonus to fund a start-up that will compete against their former employer who taught them how to do this. I've talked to people from these banks who've done this. Competition will determine the outcome in the market, and if you continue to build horse buggies in the age of the automobile, you go out of business. The dinosaurs will survive but they will change and lose enough power until they become chickens. That's what happened to the dinosaurs, and we have their children for breakfast every morning. The first clip is from a talk which took place on October 19th 2016 at the Bitcoin Wednesday Meetup in Amsterdam, Netherlands: https://www.meetup.com/BitcoinWednesday/events/234498117/ Event Info: http://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/event/special-edition-19-october-2016/ Presentation Info: http://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/antonopoulos-money-under-surveillance/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/3MLy5Z5ISeA The second clip is from a talk which took place on September 20th 2016 at the @SFBTCMeetup in San Francisco, California: https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bitcoin-Social/events/228473660/ Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/UJSdMFPjW8c "Chiken Eggs" by Proof-of-Beats: https://soundcloud.com/proofofbeats/chiken-eggs RELATED: Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0 The end of vampire-squid financing - https://youtu.be/yyXOQG5iNWo Bitcoin Security: Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat - https://youtu.be/810aKcfM__Q The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Fake News, Fake Money - https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg The Killer App: Engineering the Properties of Money - https://youtu.be/MxIrc1rxhyI Open Blockchains for Cashless Developed Economies - https://youtu.be/eo-0BgrKxiI Separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y 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 Are you a banker wondering whether Bitcoin and open blockchains are about to disrupt your industry? I have a playlist for you: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTu45KFS6Sq6Z05qToY-n_k2 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 is fungibility tied to privacy?
 
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Fungibility is simply that it doesn't matter where any given unit of currency came from; one unit is worth as much as any other unit. For example, it doesn't matter, upon presentation, the euro you hold was stolen two transactions ago. No one can say "I will take that euro but not that euro." This was settled as a matter of law in the 16th century. The reason we have fungibility is because otherwise the currency wouldn't work; if every time you received a euro, you had to open a database and check the provenance, currency wouldn't work. Not just because you would have to track a database that was perfect and always updated, but because no euro would be worth one euro. Every euro would be weighted by how liquid it is, whether you can use it and it will be accepted. Fungibility is understanding by law, practice, and technology that every unit is treated as indistinguishable. Bitcoin is somewhat fungible. You can trace the provenance of every coin; by custom we don't do that but we are beginning to see some companies do it, which is a problem. If accounts start being frozen because of where bitcoins came from three transactions ago, that's a problem. Fungibility is tied to privacy and anonymity. There are systems being made where you can't tell the amount being transacted, who the sender and receiver are. Banning technology, especially open-source technology, because criminals use it only usually affects the people who aren't criminals: the innocent and the idiots. People should be able to protect their money from predators, from corporations, from tyrannical governments. This is part of 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 RELATED: 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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Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money
 
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In this talk "Blockchain vs. Bullshit - Thoughts on the Future of Money," Andreas outlines the necessary criteria that will help you distinguish blockchains from bullshit, and why the goal of developing this technology should not be "banking the unbanked" but rather de-banking all of us. This keynote talk took place at the Blockchain Africa Conference on March 2nd 2017 at the Focus Rooms in Johannesburg, South Africa: http://blockchainafrica.co/speakers/andreas-m-antonopoulos/ TOPICS: The hype and empty promises around "blockchain" 2:30 Reconsidering info security, research in applied cryptography 4:45 Blockchains vs. databases 7:13 The essence of Bitcoin: revolutionizing trust 8:33 Open blockchains are the only ones that matter 10:24 Censorship resistance and other important characteristics 13:12 Criteria: blockchain or bullshit? 14:05 Fundamentally changing the allocation of trust 15:45 Permissioned "distributed ledgers" are boring & insecure 16:43 Hey Wall Street, Anonymous is coming for your keys 21:48 Promising opportunities, solving the unsolvable problems 23:06 The 3 elements to success in this industry 24:50 The necessary steps to mature out of infancy 27:44 QUESTION & ANSWER: Hot vs. cold wallets - https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE The revolution in trust - https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY RELATED: Blockchain for Beginners - https://youtu.be/i9nUMvpT2rM How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Welcome to TrustNet - https://youtu.be/Rrj8sjHJthU Hardware, Software, Trustware - https://youtu.be/Etyjc1JdmFU Initial coin offerings (ICOs) - https://youtu.be/Q5R8KuxV4A0 What are the most exciting recent developments? - https://youtu.be/bCG5og_LwZY Trust, promise of value, and intrinsic utility - https://youtu.be/Cxc9ybot9oM The oxymoron of national blockchains - https://youtu.be/qSIBFBq9tRs Private chains misunderstand the fundamental value of blockchains - https://youtu.be/haKVaGHKQJM Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. 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: 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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Bitcoin Q&A: Where can I buy and spend bitcoin?
 
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How do bitcoin ATMs work? How easy is it to spend bitcoin? Some will allow you to transfer both ones, but ATMs in most countries are often one-way "vending machines." Circulating bitcoin helps grow the economy. I get paid in bitcoin and I pay others in bitcoin. There are many things you can buy with bitcoin, including flights, hotels, and products on Amazon. Bitcoin is first and foremost the currency of the internet. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/rc744Z9IjhY This talk took place at the Internet Days ("Internetdagarna") conference during November 20-21st 2017 at the Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm, Sweden: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-internet-days-stockholm-sweden/ RELATED: How much bitcoin do you have? - https://youtu.be/DJtM9mR7cOU Why I earn bitcoins instead of buying them - https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY HODLing and the "get free" scheme - https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI The Switzerland of currencies - https://youtu.be/pV83Qmy578c Price volatility, pegging, stability - https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s Price premiums and arbitrage - https://youtu.be/B4tsk-ZiHuE How long until mainstream adoption? - https://youtu.be/y3cKBDBabtA Inspiring cryptocurrency projects - https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE Hot vs. cold wallets - https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE How do I secure my bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/vt-zXEsJ61U Decentralization and the Architecture of Trust - https://youtu.be/wSRN8PUhHX0 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: 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: What is mining?
 
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What is mining? Does it work as a business model? Mining - particularly regarding proof-of-work cryptocurrencies like bitcoin - provides industrial infrastructure via special purpose, high performance computing with application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to ensure security of the network. But the media don't describe it like that, because talking about the "dark web" gets more clicks and sells newspapers. The early internet was also described as an obscure technology only for geeks and criminals. People are afraid of change and we're still in the early days of cryptocurrencies. Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/rc744Z9IjhY This talk took place at the Internet Days ("Internetdagarna") conference during November 20-21st 2017 at the Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm, Sweden: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-internet-days-stockholm-sweden/ RELATED: What is the role of nodes? - https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ Lightning, full nodes, and miners - https://youtu.be/dlJG4OHdJzs Solar energy and mining in space - https://youtu.be/cusakcpa8AM Why I earn bitcoins instead of buying them - https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY The end of mining centralisation - https://youtu.be/2-fUosBOu58 Why has mining centralised in China? - https://youtu.be/8iyOKlzEe-0 Is the centralisation of mining in China a problem? - https://youtu.be/GGwHIHBsjbU Will hardware advancements help re-decentralise mining? - https://youtu.be/BuqZvdA08JE The Halvening 2016 - https://youtu.be/tMP-24ej81w Could a state-sponsored 51% attack work? - https://youtu.be/KUd8ZGgm6Qo Will governments ban cryptocurrencies? - https://youtu.be/LIQkuF_I5Xo Migrating to post-quantum cryptography - https://youtu.be/dkXKpMku5QY Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling - https://youtu.be/zxt-FLzZPhg Bitmain and the ASICBoost allegations - https://youtu.be/t6jJDD2Aj8k Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g Decentralization and the Architecture of Trust - https://youtu.be/wSRN8PUhHX0 Hardware, Software, Trustware - https://youtu.be/Etyjc1JdmFU Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Migrating to post-quantum cryptography
 
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Keywords/phrases: Quantum cryptography, quantum cryptoanalysis, quantum computing. Bitcoin uses SHA-256. In cryptography there is a 20-30 year lifecycle for an algorithm before it gets exceeded by new technologies and developments in mathematics. Both the signing and hashing algorithms can be upgraded in Bitcoin if there is a need to do that. Quantum cryptography represents a threat only if unevenly distributed in commercial sectors. If it is available to only one actor, and not all actors, they are unlikely to use it against Bitcoin; instead they're going to keep it secret and use it when they're threatened by ex. cryptographically secure nuclear weapons. Intelligence agencies who have that kind of significant computing advantage don't use it until there is a dire emergency, because once you use it everyone will know you have it. After that all the algorithms get changed, so you better make it good. If it is widely available, all the miners update to quantum computers and we're going to be looking at several orders of magnitude in improvement, because running one is neither free nor easy. We don't know what the economics will be yet, but we will solve problems when it's necessary. Corporations and governments are not going to be happy with Bitcoin. Kings were not happy and yet the revolution happened anyway. Bitcoin is a global and technological revolution. They have adapted to new technologies for hundreds of years. The fact that they won't be happy doesn't concern me, because Bitcoin is a system that doesn't require their permission, approval, or cooperation. They can pretend it's going away but it isn't. We can talk all day about whether the government should or shouldn't regulate Bitcoin, but the real question is whether they can. They can regulate at the edge, the behaviour of users, but they can't regulate Bitcoin itself. Bitcoin is exciting because it introduces a new choice; it's not saying you can't do the old way (hierarchical central banking, border-restricted jurisdictions for currencies ), it's saying we can also do this.
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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: Why "energy consumption" math sucks
 
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Can you have a secure blockchain without mining or energy consumption? Do the energy consumption statistics often shared by the media make sense? Why should the focus be on energy generation, not energy consumption? Energy consumption in Bitcoin has almost nothing to do with the number of transactions. Should we start pricing in the externalities of carbon? How does Bitcoin mining fund alternative energy solutions? This question is from an event which took place on November 10th 2018 as part of the 'Internet of Money' tour at the Edmonds Center for the Arts near Seattle, Washington: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-internet-of-money-tour-seattle/ 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 Proof-of-Work (PoW), Proof-of-Stake (PoS), Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) - https://youtu.be/3W_3AQrQEOM The value of proof-of-work - https://youtu.be/ZDGliHwstM8 What is mining? - https://youtu.be/t4p4iMqmxbQ Nonces, mining, and quantum computing - https://youtu.be/d4xXJh677J0 Energy consumption - https://youtu.be/2T0OUIW89II Solar energy and mining in space - https://youtu.be/cusakcpa8AM What should not go on a blockchain? - https://youtu.be/shn9otsT-Pw The 14nm limit, decentralization, and renewable-energy mining - https://youtu.be/gYwc_MCC4us Why has mining centralised in China? - https://youtu.be/8iyOKlzEe-0 Bitmain and the 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. 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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Ethereum Q&A: Why I'm writing 'Mastering Ethereum'
 
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Why are you writing 'Mastering Ethereum'? What is the scope of the book? Are you still interested in Bitcoin? I am interested in the application of programmable blockchains to consensus networks that use a virtual machine to resolve the state of smart contracts. This applies to ETH, ETC, Rootstock, and other smart contract-focused blockchains. These systems will probably not have the robust monetary policy, security, decentralisation, or scalability of Bitcoin, but they do open up more potential for research and innovation in the area of smart contracts. I will not limit my learning or intellectual curiosity in order to satisfy a religious-like litmus test. Don't forget who the real enemies are: the totalitarian, fascist, crony, centralised banking systems that cause enormous damage to the world. These questions are from the June monthly Patreon Q&A session, which took place on June 24th 2018. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency - https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4 Investing in Education instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science - https://youtu.be/OWI5-AVndgk Slush17 Panel: Farewell to Centralised Data - https://youtu.be/ul0aGzF-v5c Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts On The Future of Money - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Smart contract platforms - https://youtu.be/XU8Bc5oxneE Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc Altcoins and specialisation - https://youtu.be/b_Yhr8h6xnA Ether, ICOs, and securities - https://youtu.be/guBNLSsnAiA Unstoppable code - https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4 Airdrop coins and privacy implications - https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc Initial coin offerings (ICOs) - https://youtu.be/Q5R8KuxV4A0 The token ICO explosion - https://youtu.be/vdaW8NtJXuQ ICOs and responsible investment - https://youtu.be/C8UdbvrWyvg ICOs and financial regulation - https://youtu.be/Plu_WX3Gs8E ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation - https://youtu.be/yfjgcI8xX3A Scams, gambling, and regulation - https://youtu.be/fTI88YrN1UE ICOs and pyramid schemes - https://youtu.be/8HYWWP1QU7Q Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA - https://youtu.be/lfgMnbb5JeM Scaling and "Satoshi's vision" - https://youtu.be/Ub2LoTcYV54 "Blockchain, not Bitcoin " - https://youtu.be/r2f0HlaRdgo Reflections on the last five years - https://youtu.be/NoCi64uaFT0 Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Schnorr signatures and the privacy roadmap
 
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How important are privacy improvements to Bitcoin in the roadmap? How will second layers and atomic swaps help with this? When will Schnorr signatures / signature aggregation be added to Bitcoin? What are Taproot and Graftroot? Will it be done through a soft or hard fork? Should we keep transaction transparency instead of adding privacy features? Watch Pieter Wuille's presentation - https://youtu.be/YSUVRj8iznU Schnorr signature BIP - https://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-schnorr.mediawiki CORRECTION / CLARIFICATION: At 3:47, I mention that Schnorr signatures had to overcome "patent encumbrances" and guessed that the patent expired somewhere around 2010. The precise expiration date of the U.S. Patent (No. 4,995,082) was February 2008. At 4:22, I say that ECDSA and EC-Schnorr are based on the difficulty of solving the discrete logarithm problem over a prime-order field. While this is true for the digital signature algorithm (DSA), ECDSA and Schnorr are based on the discrete log problem over an elliptic curve group. (h/t Daira Hopwood) These questions were part of the monthly live Patreon Q&A session in July and the Denver event as part of 'The Internet of Money Tour' at the Hilton Denver Inverness, which took place on July 28th and August 6th 2018 respectively. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop RELATED: Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk Money as a System-of-Control - https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8 The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Bitcoin: Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money - https://youtu.be/Vcvl5piGlYg ADISummit: Self-Sovereign Identity Panel - https://youtu.be/DZbyiJqKT8c How is fungibility tied to privacy? - https://youtu.be/VuI-8EwqIS8 Public keys versus addresses - https://youtu.be/8es3qQWkEiU Re-using addresses - https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g Coin selection and privacy - https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ Airdrop coins and privacy implications - https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc Wallet design and mass adoption - https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc How do I choose a wallet? - https://youtu.be/tN6b62sEpsY Using paper wallets - https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw Exchanges, identity, and surveillance - https://youtu.be/TVFy8xXfxAA The price of losing privacy - https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4 Layered scaling and privacy - https://youtu.be/4w-bjUhpf_Q Lightning and onion routing - https://youtu.be/D-nKuInDq6g What is the roadmap? - https://youtu.be/5Eoj_sKyC90 SegWit and fork research - https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures - https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0 Block capacity and embedded data - https://youtu.be/JXt0v54nojI Mixing services - https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY Borderless money - https://youtu.be/EZh1-ZqffOw Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/ Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Ethereum Q&A: ICOs and financial regulation
 
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Are ICOs disruptive, democratic venture capital? Or bubbles fueling greed? Obviously, both. We're re-defining entrepreneurial capitalism, corporations, securities, fundraising, stock markets - everything financial and the regulatory system around it. There is a certain contingent that is looking at ICOs and revealing their very statist, traditional ideas. The SEC, securities law, and restrictions on initial public offerings came out of an initial environment that was a crazy bubble, but that kind of regulation is the old way of dealing with things. This ICO bubble will have negative consequences and people will malinvest. It's still created an opportunity to do something never done before: bridge the big gap between early-stage organic financing and stock market public offerings, for companies to fundraise from a completely globalised audience. What can we do with programmable money that's decentralised, re-imagines funding and escrow structures, with protections driven by crowdsourcing? If the crowd is funding, the crowd should be vetting. Banking is not the primary incumbent being disrupted, it is regulators and the institutional, centralised regulatory environment as well. In the meantime, I will not be investing in 99.999% of these ICOs because I don't invest in minimally viable whitepapers. This is part of a talk which took place on June 6th 2017 at a joint meet-up with Blockchain Professionals, BitcoinSYD and SydEthereum in Sydney, Australia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/blockchain-professionals-sydney/ RELATED: Initial coin offerings (ICOs) - https://youtu.be/Q5R8KuxV4A0 The token ICO explosion - https://youtu.be/vdaW8NtJXuQ Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk Irreversibility and consumer protection - https://youtu.be/R107YWu5XzU TheDao: Why failure is necessary for learning - https://youtu.be/2KZTx8IYc9s Programmable Money, Smart Contracts and DAOs - https://youtu.be/_0jxX84mzts The Killer App: Engineering the Properties of Money - https://youtu.be/MxIrc1rxhyI Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection - https://youtu.be/qMkGfB8X58o The separation of money and state - https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! 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 Outro Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Ethereum Q&A: ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation
 
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The ICO craze, the tokenization of crowdfunding, and the globalisation of access to venture capital - as well as the scams, panic, and lawsuits coming in the first wave. This is part of a talk which took place at the Advanced Digital Innovation Summit (ADIS) on September 12th 2017 in Vancouver, Canada: https://antonopoulos.com/event/adisummit-vancouver-canada/ RELATED: ICOs and responsible investment - https://youtu.be/C8UdbvrWyvg Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science - https://youtu.be/OWI5-AVndgk Investing in Education Instead of Speculation - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE 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 Scams, gambling, and regulation https://youtu.be/fTI88YrN1UE The impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc The out-of-sync hype around "blockchain" - https://youtu.be/9mm8iiEj4TE How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Governance trade-offs in decentralised systems - https://youtu.be/dtwaW79Fj7c Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money -https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo How much bitcoin do you have? - https://youtu.be/DJtM9mR7cOU 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: SegWit, scaling, and consensus
 
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What will happen in the next couple of weeks regarding the upgrade to SegWit and the potential for a network fork? How do I keep my bitcoin safe? Ask your wallet providers and exchanges what they're going to do (if you trust them). This is part of a talk which took place on July 7th 2017 at a Bloktex event hosted by the Wisma BeeOn Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-future-of-money-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/ RELATED: Scaling is a moving target - https://youtu.be/pT9kJq_Ogrk Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling - https://youtu.be/zxt-FLzZPhg What happens to our bitcoins during a hard fork? - https://youtu.be/sNR76fWd7-0 Rules vs. Rulers - https://youtu.be/9EEluhC9SxE Does Lightning need SegWit? - https://youtu.be/qQuNv_qx1xs The revolution in trust - https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY Altcoins and the scaling debate - https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk Governance trade-offs in decentralised systems - https://youtu.be/dtwaW79Fj7c Ethereum: Lessons from the hard fork - https://youtu.be/hnAWAVNnGCw Is Bitcoin a democracy? - https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g Bitmain and the ASICBoost allegations - https://youtu.be/t6jJDD2Aj8k Unlimited vs. Cypherpunks - https://youtu.be/5adgo4-32HU Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin is punk rock - deal with it!
 
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In this talk, Andreas opens with a contrarian perspective. It's not about "beyond bitcoin", and you can't put this technology on a leash to make it more palatable. Bitcoin is the real thing, the revolutionary and disruptive technology that can't be tamed. Bitcoin is punk rock and you can't turn it into smooth jazz just to satisfy the sensibilities of a timid boardroom. This talk was delivered on July 8th 2015 during the "Beyond Bitcoin, Unleashing the Blockchain" session of Wired Money 2015, hosted by Wired Magazine and Spanish Banking Group BBVA in London, the United Kingdom: https://archive.fo/Vq796 RELATED: Keeping Digital Communities Weird - https://youtu.be/1MG1aR71uFg Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money - https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo 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 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: What are Bulletproofs?
 
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What are Bulletproofs? What is a range proof? Why is encrypting amounts important for financial privacy? How does it use non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs to hide amounts without risking inflation? Confidential Transactions by Greg Maxwell: https://people.xiph.org/~greg/confidential_values.txt "Bulletproofs: Short Proofs for Confidential Transactions and More" - http://web.stanford.edu/~buenz/pubs/bulletproofs.pdf This question is from the September monthly Patreon session, which took place on September 29th 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: Worse Than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU Mixing services - https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY Altcoins and specialisation - https://youtu.be/b_Yhr8h6xnA The price of losing privacy - https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4 The war on cash and crypto - https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures - https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0 MimbleWimble and Dandelion - https://youtu.be/LjDJGTpK_lE Schnorr signatures and the privacy roadmap - https://youtu.be/JeJzwZgxF50 Coin selection and privacy - https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg 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 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 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. 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: Mixing services
 
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How do mixing services work? What are CoinJoin transactions? How much could they improve privacy or anonymity in Bitcoin? CORRECTION: At the start of the video, I say that Gregory Maxwell invented CoinJoin. While Maxwell did 'coin' the term, the mechanism of CoinJoin was discussed early on by others: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=12751.msg315793#msg315793 At 05:46, I mentioned 'Ricochet' as a coin mixing service. This is incorrect. Ricochet adds extra hops to your transaction (https://www.samouraiwallet.com/ricochet). I was thinking of Whirlpool, which is a ZeroLink implementation by Samourai Wallet (https://github.com/Samourai-Wallet/Whirlpool). 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: Worse Than Useless: Financial Surveillance - https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk Fungibility, privacy, anonymity - https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU Altcoins and specialisation - https://youtu.be/b_Yhr8h6xnA The price of losing privacy - https://youtu.be/2G8IgiLbT_4 The war on cash and crypto - https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures - https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0 Atomic swaps - https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg 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 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 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: Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?
 
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"Satoshi Nakamoto" is the pseudonym used by the person(s) who created Bitcoin. We do not know who they are, whether they are still alive, whether it was more than one person, whether they were a 'good person' or a 'bad person.' Geometric proofs and Euclid's identity. You know parallel lines don't intersect in a three-dimensional space because when you studied the proofs in school, you started from certain axioms, and if they were violated there was an absurd outcome. The axioms hold true not because Euclid told us they do, but because we have independently verified their truth. Bitcoin works not because Satoshi Nakamoto said so, but because we have independently verified the operations underpinning it and continue to use it ourselves. It does not matter who Satoshi is, any more than it matters who Euclid is. This is part of a talk which took place at the JW Marriott Sahar (International Airport) on March 26th 2017 in Mumbai, India: https://www.townscript.com/e/bitcoin-talk-by-the-world-famous-andreas-antonopoulos-203132 RELATED: Why Satoshi's Identity Doesn't Matter - https://youtu.be/D2lZxl53TLY Can patent law slow down Bitcoin? - https://youtu.be/aGQKc-dQNC4 The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money - https://youtu.be/Vcvl5piGlYg Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: https://antonopoulos.com/ He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Videography: Zebpay Bitcoin India Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)
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Bitcoin Q&A: Why permissioned blockchains fail
 
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Do private, permissioned blockchains make sense or have value? What interesting features will they lack? What consensus issues will they have? Which permissioned blockchain projects have failed so far? These questions are from the July monthly Patreon session, which took place on July 28th 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: Why Open Blockchains Matter - https://youtu.be/uZPIz3ArQww What is Consensus: Rules Without Rulers - https://youtu.be/2tqo7PX5Pyc Decentralised Truth - https://youtu.be/XCVaabu3J04 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 Where are the exchange-traded funds? - https://youtu.be/m3EFyGb104g Wallet design and mass adoption - https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc Mass adoption and peer-to-peer commerce - https://youtu.be/n9qIAEFS-Qs Regulation and the bank boycott - https://youtu.be/8ypH69Cb1l0 Exchanges, identity, and surveillance - https://youtu.be/TVFy8xXfxAA Decentralised exchanges and counterparty risk - https://youtu.be/hi_jaw0dT9M 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 Coin selection and privacy - https://youtu.be/3Ck683CQGAQ 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 Scaling strategies and adoption - https://youtu.be/dML1a_Ek9Kw 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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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/)
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