This interview by Stephan Nilsson (founder of Norway Bitcoin and Blockchain Association) took place at the Kasbah Hub on April 27th 2017 in Oslo, Norway:


0:49 – What are better ways to spread knowledge about Bitcoin and blockchain technology to young people (15-25 years old), especially in Nordic countries?
4:09 – What would you say to technicians and programmers who say “this will never scale”? Will the propose solutions work?
8:16 – The interest and marketing hype in “blockchain technology” has exploded. What are your thoughts on Hyper Ledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance? Is this disruptive innovation?
14:21 – Ethereum is planning to switch over from proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake (PoS) algorithm. Is PoS secure, at scale?
18:49 – What is your opinion about the role and risks of patents, patent strategies, and patent trolling in the blockchain ecosystem?
23:22 – Should there be a separation between money and state? What role will blockchains play in a “perfect” economical / social order? What are the issues for democracy when government operations are decoupled from tax revenue?
27:23 – Should countries create national cryptocurrencies?
31:44 – What can the general population do to secure themselves in the event of an economic collapse? Is Bitcoin an exit / safe haven?
Should investors diversify their investment portfolio?
36:44 – Which centralised services in the financial sector should be decentralised? What will the impact be?
40:20 – What is the role of drama and adversarial debate in the global, decentralised community?

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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

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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