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Unscripted talks about bitcoin, crypto and open blockchains by Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop)

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Unscripted talks about bitcoin, crypto and open blockchains by Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop)

    Investing in Education Instead of Speculation

    Investing in Education Instead of Speculation

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    Episode 20: Investing in Education Instead of Speculation

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In “Investing in Education Instead of Speculation," Andreas explains how education and training in the Bitcoin and open blockchain space can enrich your life in a sustainable way. Unlike speculating on a basket of crypto-assets and tokens, investing in skills is permanent, transferable across chains, and empowering.



    This talk took place on June 20th 2016 at the Blockchain Training Conference (in collaboration with the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium) within the MaRS Discovery District of Toronto, Canada.



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound editing by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.







    iTUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/investing-in-education-instead-of-speculation/id1482850426?i=1000462837020



    ORIGINAL VIDEO:

    "Investing in Education Instead of Speculation" - https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE

    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/

    "Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection" - https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/

    "Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-and-the-banks-five-stages-of-grief/

    "Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat" - https://aantonop.com/bubble-boy-and-the-sewer-rat/



    NEXT EPISODE:

    "Bitcoin's Origins and the Genesis Blockade" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoins-origins-and-the-genesis-blockade/

    SUPPORT:



    Want early-access to talks? Monthly live Q&As with Andreas? Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop



    BOOKS:



    MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9

    • 22 min
    Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat

    Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat

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    Episode 19: Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In “Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat,"Andreas delivers a whimsical security analysis of the open, public and decentralized Bitcoin system, compared to the closed, proprietary and centralized alternatives. He argues that the strategy of security by isolation has consequences for the ability of any computer system to build immunity. While it may not be pretty, being constantly exposed and attacked in the wild open internet will help Bitcoin achieve censorship resistance and thrive to a degree that private blockchains simply cannot.



    This talk took place on October 16th 2015 at Draper University in San Mateo, California.



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound editing by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.







    iTUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bubble-boy-and-the-sewer-rat/id1482850426?i=1000462194427



    ORIGINAL VIDEO:

    "Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat'" - https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0

    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/

    "Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection" - https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/

    "Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-and-the-banks-five-stages-of-grief/



    NEXT EPISODE:

    "Investing in Education Instead of Speculation" - https://aantonop.com/investing-in-education-instead-of-speculation/

    SUPPORT:



    Want early-access to talks? Monthly live Q&As with Andreas? Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop



    BOOKS:



    MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9



    THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.

    • 25 min
    Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief

    Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief

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    Episode 18: Bitcoin and the Banks - Five Stages of Grief

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In “Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief,"Andreas examines the rise of "Blockchain" as an attempt by the banking status quo to dilute the disruptive potential of Bitcoin by removing its most interesting features. He argues that this is one symptom of a multi-stage grief process that banks will inevitably transition through as they try to come to terms with Bitcoin and the new open blockchain ecosystem.



    This talk was delivered on March 17th 2015 at the Decentralized Technology event in Toronto, Canada.



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound editing by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.







    iTUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bitcoin-and-the-banks-five-stages-of-grief/id1482850426?i=1000461547495



    ORIGINAL VIDEO:

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

    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/

    "Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection" - https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/



    NEXT EPISODE:

    "Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat" - https://aantonop.com/bubble-boy-and-the-sewer-rat/

    SUPPORT:



    Want early-access to talks? Monthly live Q&As with Andreas? Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop



    BOOKS:



    MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9



    THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs



    Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Internet-of-Money-Audiobook/B071KXKQD7



    THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ



    Audiobook: https://www.audible.

    • 19 min
    Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection

    Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection

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    Episode 17: Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In “Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection," Andreas advocates that regulators adopt a ‘wait-and-see’ approach towards Bitcoin, so as to not hamper the potential of its most innovative features. He also criticises the insanity of the current fragmented systems of payment, breaks down why they fail at consumer protection, and how with Bitcoin we can expect better.



    This talk was delivered on November 24th 2014 at the Melbourne Tech Center in Melbourne, Australia.



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound editing by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo designed by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.







    iTUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bitcoin-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/id1482850426?i=1000460388024



    ORIGINAL VIDEO:

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

    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/



    NEXT EPISODE:

    "Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-and-the-banks-five-stages-of-grief/

    SUPPORT:



    Want early-access to talks? Monthly live Q&As with Andreas? Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop



    BOOKS:



    MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9



    THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs



    Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Internet-of-Money-Audiobook/B071KXKQD7



    THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ



    Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Internet-of-Money-Audiobook/B077Z8VWKM



    Spanish, 'Internet del Dinero' (v1) - https://amzn.

    • 31 min
    One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is ‘The Next Bitcoin’

    One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is ‘The Next Bitcoin’

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    Episode 16: One of a Kind - Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In “One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin,'" Andreas addresses the speculation about what will be the "next Bitcoin" or the "next Ethereum." Echoing previous talks like 'Invest in Education Instead of Speculation,' he argues that the focus on searching for the best investment or time to buy amid a sea of pump-and-dump schemes is a worse way to spend your time than gathering knowledge about how these systems work. He also tells the story about how he bought bitcoin for the first time, why it is not the get-rich-quick scheme you may think it is, and the ways they could fail.



    This talk took place on July 12th 2019 at the Athens Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech meetup in Athens, Greece.



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound editing by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.







    iTUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/one-of-a-kind-why-bitcoin-is-the-next-bitcoin/id1482850426?i=1000459600306





    ORIGINAL VIDEO:

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://youtu.be/p0ftZgCEZos

    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/



    NEXT EPISODE:

    "Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection" - https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/

    SUPPORT:



    Want early-access to talks? Monthly live Q&As with Andreas? Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop



    BOOKS:



    MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9



    THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs



    Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Internet-of-Money-Audiobook/B071KXKQD7



    THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ



    Audiobook: https://www.

    • 34 min
    Outside the Golden Cage of Banking

    Outside the Golden Cage of Banking

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    Episode 15: Outside the Golden Cage of Banking

    Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.



    Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

    Website: https://aantonop.com/



    In “Outside the Golden Cage of Banking," Andreas covers the history of financial regulation in the United States, and how banks became the cop of last resort in countries around the world. In the last episode, he prompted you to think about combating the politics of fear. Echoing previous talks like “Money as a System of Control,” he also questions why  we have come to accept totalitarian surveillance in our financial lives while protesting against other invasions of privacy. Finally, he argues that Bitcoin will thrive outside the golden cage of the banking cartel.



    This talk took place on June 27th 2019 at the Munich Bitcoin Meetup in Munich, Germany.



    This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.



    Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound engineering by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.







    ORIGINAL VIDEO:

    "Outside the Golden Cage of Banking" - https://youtu.be/ZBIkC7nkbWE

    PREVIOUS EPISODES:



    "Introduction to Bitcoin" - https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/

    "The Stories We Tell About Money" - https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/

    "Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies" - https://aantonop.com/forkology/

    "Streaming Money" - https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/

    "The Currency Wars" - https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/

    "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" - https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/

    "Money as a System of Control" - https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/

    "Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance" - https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/

    "Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job" - https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/

    "Another Brick in the Firewall" - https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/

    "Universal Access to Basic Finance" - https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/

    "The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?" - https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/

    "Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project" - https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/

    "Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone's Pocket" - https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/



    NEXT EPISODE:

    "One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is 'The Next Bitcoin'" - https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/

    SUPPORT:



    Want early-access to talks? Monthly live Q&As with Andreas? Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop



    BOOKS:



    MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9



    THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs



    Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Internet-of-Money-Audiobook/B071KXKQD7



    THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ



    Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Internet-of-Money-Audiobook/B077Z8VWKM



    Spanish, 'Internet del Dinero' (v1) - https://amzn.to/2yoaTTq

    German, 'Das Internet des Geldes' (v1) - https://amzn.to/2LEiyqO

    German, 'Das Internet des Geldes' (v2) - https://amzn.to/2VCzse5

    French, 'L'internet de l'argent' (v1) - https://www.amazon.

    • 37 min

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