What is difficulty and how is it adjusted? What if the difficulty could not be satisfied? Would sudden changes in mining hash power kill Bitcoin? Will mining ever be considered a central bank responsibility or national security issue, once the crypto economy becomes large enough?

These questions are from the MOOC 10.2 session, and the September and October Patreon Q&A sessions, which took place on September 14th, September 29th, and October 27th 2018 respectively. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop

What is mining? – https://youtu.be/t4p4iMqmxbQ
Miners, pools, and consensus – https://youtu.be/JHz7LM4ncLw
The mining process – https://youtu.be/L4Xtau0YMJw
Nonces, mining, and quantum computing – https://youtu.be/d4xXJh677J0
What is difficulty targeting? – https://youtu.be/h429LCTRmQw
Honest nodes and consensus – https://youtu.be/KAhY2ymI-tg
Genesis block and coinbase transactions – https://youtu.be/strhfzJ56QE
Proof-of-work changes – https://youtu.be/AcaktuPdQrc
Why “energy consumption” math sucks – https://youtu.be/uvFqEofdAZ0
SegWit and fork research – https://youtu.be/OorLoi01KEE
What is the role of nodes? – https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ
Why running a node is important – https://youtu.be/oX0Yrv-6jVs

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
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 channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains; click on the red bell to enable notifications about new videos!

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

Music: “Unbounded” by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/)
Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/)
Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://www.rockincomics.com.br/)