In this talk, Andreas reflects on the audacity of “be your own bank,” but also the difficulties we will face in translating what that means to people who still have no idea what a bank (let alone the centralised power of the banking cartel) does. We all suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect, but in security it can be fatal. We need to be better at accurately calculating, conceptualising, prioritising and defending against risks faced by a diverse, global user base. We need to design interfaces that are intuitively secure. Or we will lose the safeguards of decentralisation to “crypto banks” — same business as usual, but new names on the letterhead.
This talk took place on October 11th 2018 as part of the three-day HoshoCon event at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada: https://www.hoshocon.com
Measuring Success: Price or Principle – https://youtu.be/mPMsbgWl9p4
Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade – https://youtu.be/cagoyF3WePo
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
Why I’m against ETFs – https://youtu.be/KSv0J4bfBCc
Regulation and the bank boycott – https://youtu.be/8ypH69Cb1l0
Wallet design and mass adoption – https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc
Mass adoption and peer-to-peer commerce – https://youtu.be/n9qIAEFS-Qs
Scaling strategies and adoption – https://youtu.be/dML1a_Ek9Kw
Price volatility and store of value – https://youtu.be/wzzZT95ijTo
Why I earn bitcoin instead of buying – https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY
Job opportunities with cryptocurrencies – https://youtu.be/89_p4pDlQtI
Inspiring cryptocurrency projects – https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE
From barter to abstract money – https://youtu.be/KYsppZoHguQ
Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need – https://youtu.be/yIR0OBEAaUE
Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela – https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw
How long until mainstream adption? – https://youtu.be/y3cKBDBabtA
What is the biggest adoption hurdle? – https://youtu.be/jHgyHF3F2TI
Bitcoin as everyday currency – https://youtu.be/xYvvSV4mjH0
How to avoid re-creating systems of control – https://youtu.be/EfoGnDoaBL8
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
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.
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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
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