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Audio from “The Internet of Money”, volumes 1 and 2, a collection of talks by Andreas M. Antonopoulos between 2015 and 2017.

The Internet of Money Andreas M. Antonopoulos

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Audio from “The Internet of Money”, volumes 1 and 2, a collection of talks by Andreas M. Antonopoulos between 2015 and 2017.

    Ethereum Q&A: ICOs and financial regulation [TIOM2-21]

    Ethereum Q&A: ICOs and financial regulation [TIOM2-21]

    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. B******t: Thoughts on the Future of Money - https://archive.org/details/TheInternetOfMoney-Volume2/2-03-BlockchainVsBullshit_ThoughtsOnTheFutureOfMoney.mp3

    Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection - https://youtu.be/qMkGfB8X58o

    The separation of money and state - https://archive.org/details/TheInternetOfMoney-Volume2/2-18-BitcoinQA_SeparationOfMoneyAndState.mp3

    How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E



    ABOUT

    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 YouTube channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWCJCWOxBYSi5DhCieLOLQ



    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



    Read more:

    “Mastering Bitcoin” - https://www.bitcoinbook.info/

    “The Internet of Money” - https://theinternetofmoney.info/



    Originally published as a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plu_WX3Gs8E&list=PLPQwGV1aLnTu0KFDbHk4AUiiyce0xLX7p&index=21

    • 5 min
    Bitcoin Q&A: Academic research [TIOM2-20]

    Bitcoin Q&A: Academic research [TIOM2-20]

    ABOUT

    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 YouTube channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWCJCWOxBYSi5DhCieLOLQ



    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



    Read more:

    “Mastering Bitcoin” - https://www.bitcoinbook.info/

    “The Internet of Money” - https://theinternetofmoney.info/



    Originally published as a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNPEdXQaMf8&list=PLPQwGV1aLnTu0KFDbHk4AUiiyce0xLX7p&index=20

    • 2 min
    Bitcoin Q&A: Why KYC is dangerous – Microviolations of Privacy As Payment [TIOM2-19]

    Bitcoin Q&A: Why KYC is dangerous – Microviolations of Privacy As Payment [TIOM2-19]

    A talk about privacy, identity, surveillance, hierarchies and the future of network-centric private and secure money.



    Keywords/phrases: Bitcoin and the market of revealing personal data. Micro-violations of privacy as payment. Cryptocurrency enabling switch to money payments while preserving privacy. The vulnerability of personal data collections, the dangers of KYC ("Know Your Customer").



    ABOUT

    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 YouTube channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWCJCWOxBYSi5DhCieLOLQ



    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



    Read more:

    “Mastering Bitcoin” - https://www.bitcoinbook.info/

    “The Internet of Money” - https://theinternetofmoney.info/



    Originally published as a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwF7nMWUjBs&index=19&list=PLPQwGV1aLnTu0KFDbHk4AUiiyce0xLX7p

    • 2 min
    Bitcoin Q&A: Separation of money and state [TIOM2-18]

    Bitcoin Q&A: Separation of money and state [TIOM2-18]

    Will criminal elements leverage cryptocurrencies? Criminal organizations as early adopters of technology, operating at the nexus of highest risk and highest reward. Money, by definition, is something you can use to buy anything. The more restrictions it comes with, the more it loses the fundamental principle of medium of exchange. I bet it's a lot easier to buy drugs with the New Zealand dollar than it is with bitcoin. Criminals will use money, but what we need to understand is that the tool is not the crime and has never been the crime. 99% of humanity is going to use money and other tools to feed our children, give them healthcare, education, and a better future. I'm not concerned with solving crime through attempting to control money. The organization you give the absolute power over money to, will become the criminal and punish not other criminals but their political opponents. We need to start thinking about separation of money and state, and understand that it just as important as the separation of church and state.



    This is part of a talk which took place on May 8th 2017 at The Blockchain.NZ Conference in Auckland, New Zealand: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-blockchain-new-zealand-conference/



    RELATED:

    Beyond National Money - Zurich March 2016 - https://youtu.be/V_RS9Lh_rBY

    The oxymoron of national blockchains - https://youtu.be/qSIBFBq9tRs

    A voluntary alternative to mandatory currencies - https://youtu.be/5ogv3Eya9nQ

    Can cryptocurrencies support terrorism? - https://youtu.be/Ryz-pXbsojU

    Why we should resist financial surveillance - https://youtu.be/KBFedmrDTQw

    Bitcoin and Blockchain in Norway - https://youtu.be/5ODDCx6VL2Y

    The Stories We Tell About Money - https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg

    Fake News, Fake Money - https://archive.org/details/TheInternetOfMoney-Volume2/2-04-FakeNewsFakeMoney.mp3

    Blockchain vs. B******t: Thoughts on the Future of Money -https://archive.org/details/TheInternetOfMoney-Volume2/2-03-BlockchainVsBullshit_ThoughtsOnTheFutureOfMoney.mp3

    Bitcoin and the Banks - Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0

    How do banks react to Bitcoin? The Five Stages of Grief - https://youtu.be/3mgw5rbgOMY

    Why Bitcoin is the poison pill of global finance - https://youtu.be/UOfRIaJICgI

    How will the currency war affect companies? - https://youtu.be/c9MIM2vZUZc



    ABOUT

    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 YouTube channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWCJCWOxBYSi5DhCieLOLQ



    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



    Read more:

    “Mastering Bitcoin” - https://www.bitcoinbook.info/

    “The Internet of Money” - https://theinternetofmoney.info/



    Originally published as a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGmtRA9S7_Y&list=PLPQwGV1aLnTu0KFDbHk4AUiiyce0xLX7p&index=18

    • 4 min
    Bitcoin Q&A: Why Satoshi’s Identity Doesn’t Matter [TIOM2-17]

    Bitcoin Q&A: Why Satoshi’s Identity Doesn’t Matter [TIOM2-17]

    Keywords/phrases: Satoshi Nakamoto as Prometheus and the purpose of Bitcoin. Why Satoshi's identity doesn't really matter. The value of a permission-less system in building meaningful applications.



    ABOUT

    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 YouTube channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWCJCWOxBYSi5DhCieLOLQ



    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



    Read more:

    “Mastering Bitcoin” - https://www.bitcoinbook.info/

    “The Internet of Money” - https://theinternetofmoney.info/



    Originally published as a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2lZxl53TLY&index=17&list=PLPQwGV1aLnTu0KFDbHk4AUiiyce0xLX7p

    • 6 min
    Bitcoin Q&A: How much bitcoin do you have? [TIOM2-16]

    Bitcoin Q&A: How much bitcoin do you have? [TIOM2-16]

    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/?eventId=235709468&chapter_analytics_code=UA-47715334-1



    Listen to the full talk here: https://archive.org/details/TheInternetOfMoney-Volume2/2-07-TheCurrencyWarsAndBitcoinsNeutrality.mp3



    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



    ABOUT

    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 YouTube channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJWCJCWOxBYSi5DhCieLOLQ



    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



    Read more:

    “Mastering Bitcoin” - https://www.bitcoinbook.info/

    “The Internet of Money” - https://theinternetofmoney.info/



    Originally published as a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJtM9mR7cOU&index=16&list=PLPQwGV1aLnTu0KFDbHk4AUiiyce0xLX7p

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