Bitcoin development is becoming more decentralised. It began with Satoshi as the sole developer and miner; now there are hundreds of Bitcoin developers and thousands of miners across the world. This system is self-correcting. If we become too centralised, we are more vulnerable to attack. If Bitcoin is attacked, it will either be forced to decentralise or die, and we can always build it again.
This is part of a talk which took place on December 6th, 2016, at the Bitcoin Cologne meetup in Köln, Germany: https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Cologne/events/232687726/
Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/Rrj8sjHJthU
What is the biggest threat to Bitcoin? – https://youtu.be/1-XUbH1F0Os
Governance trade-offs in decentralised systems – https://youtu.be/dtwaW79Fj7c
The Scaling Rites of Passage – https://youtu.be/rZi86_ovB3Y
Am I in favour of activating SegWit? – https://youtu.be/9EEluhC9SxE
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
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.
THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042
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Outro Music: “Unbounded” by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/)
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