Companies are going to have a hard time in the currency wars, especially ones which deal with gold, jewelry, electronic goods, or foreign exchange. This is already in opposition to the nationalist plans of our leaders. There’s no Venezuelan Coinbase; all bitcoin exchange is person-to-person (or rather wheelbarrow-to-wheelbarrow). We’ve learned something interesting about exchanges based on events in China, because why have they not been shut down? When they had their bank accounts shut down, they bypassed the banking system completely and sold paper vouchers in grocery stores that could be redeemed for bitcoins. And often the first people to try to get out are the people who wrote the law.

This is part of a talk which took place on December 3rd 2016 at the Coinscrum {MiniCon}, hosted by Imperial College in London, England:

Watch the full talk here:

The War on Cash and Crypto –
A voluntary alternative to mandatory currencies –
Alternatives to centralised exchanges –

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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