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Ethereum Q&A: ICOs and financial regulation [TIOM2-21] The Internet of Money

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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://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

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://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

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