Since you’ve encountered numerous critics of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, who are the most well-reasoned and worthy of engagement? People who are intellectually honest and express a genuine desire to understand this technology. The most vocal supporters in Bitcoin usually started off as critics who were initially dismissive of it. Even Satoshi didn’t know if it would work, and people who followed Satoshi told him / her / them that it wouldn’t work. The technological flaws that critics usually fixate on are temporary issues (ex. fees, usability, price volatility) and not inherent problems in this dynamic evolving, competing ecosystem of designs. More often they will criticise it because it seems politically or even morally inconsistent with their worldview and they fear the implications. “This can’t be!” And yet it is. “But you shouldn’t!” And yet we did. Now what do we do about it?
This is part of a talk which took place at the Bitcoin Open Blockchain (BOB) community event on October 29th 2017 at the mHUB innovation center in Chicago, Illinois: https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Open-Blockchain-Community-Chicago/events/244248063/
Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/XCVaabu3J04
The Currency Wars and Bitcoin’s Neutrality – https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4
Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance – https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk
The war on cash and crypto – https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw
Fake News, Fake Money – https://youtu.be/i_wOEL6dprg
The Stories We Tell About Money – https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg
Banks vs. Bitcoin: The Five Stages of Grief – https://youtu.be/43Ucj6_Erb0
When will the scare stories stop? – https://youtu.be/yhKIKB6cn6w
My response to Jamie Dimon – https://youtu.be/1dEcdGc0tIo
Inspiring cryptocurrency projects – https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE
Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela – https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw
Can cryptocurrencies support terrorism? – https://youtu.be/Ryz-pXbsojU
The separation of money and state – https://youtu.be/jGmtRA9S7_Y
A voluntary alternative to mandatory currencies – https://youtu.be/5ogv3Eya9nQ
Fungibility, privacy, anonymity – https://youtu.be/y3s8c7YDtXU
Who determines the value of bitcoin? – https://youtu.be/DucvYCX1CVI
Price volatility, pegging, stability – https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s
Scaling complex systems – https://youtu.be/dm9m1oQr6Ks
Scaling, trust, and trade-offs – https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU
Altcoins and the scaling debate – https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk
Is Bitcoin a democracy? – https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g
HODLing and the “get free” scheme – https://youtu.be/MhOwmsW1YNI
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin.
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
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[NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388
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