What are the scaling trade-offs in the so-called “block size debate”? Moore’s Law, increasing capacity through additional layers, and the two engineering strategies: make the pipe bigger vs. make the content smaller (compression). Are we in a “honeymoon” period in terms of innovation potential without patents? Does Ethereum face more scaling challenges than Bitcoin? Will open blockchains compete or cooperate with banks, such as… offering fractional reserve services?

This question is from a talk which took place on May 18th 2018 for the WeAreDevelopers World Congress at Austria Center Vienna in Vienna, Austria: https://www.wearedevelopers.com/speakers/

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Decentralised Globalisation – https://youtu.be/QoiR4aNbTOw
Investing in Education instead of Speculation – https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE
Beyond Price: Bitcoin’s Impact on the Future – https://youtu.be/rvwVbRQ5Ysc
The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency – https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4
Wallet design and mass adoption – https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc
Mass adoption and peer-to-peer commerce – https://youtu.be/n9qIAEFS-Qs
Lightning Network scaling – https://youtu.be/4KiWkwo48k0
Layered scaling and privacy – https://youtu.be/4w-bjUhpf_Q
Scaling complex systems – https://youtu.be/dm9m1oQr6Ks
Scaling, trust, and trade-offs – https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU
Scaling is a moving target – https://youtu.be/pT9kJq_Ogrk
Price volatility and store of value – https://youtu.be/wzzZT95ijTo
Why I earn bitcoin instead of buying – https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY
Job opportunities with cryptocurrencies – https://youtu.be/89_p4pDlQtI
Inspiring cryptocurrency projects – https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE
From barter to abstract money – https://youtu.be/KYsppZoHguQ
Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need – https://youtu.be/yIR0OBEAaUE
Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela – https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw
How long until mainstream adoption? – https://youtu.be/y3cKBDBabtA
What is the biggest adoption hurdle? – https://youtu.be/jHgyHF3F2TI
Bitcoin as everyday currency – https://youtu.be/xYvvSV4mjH0
Hyperbitcoinization – https://youtu.be/AB5MU5fXKfo

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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

[NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042

[NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388

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