The biggest technical hurdle to Bitcoin adoption. User interfaces, generational change, understanding how money and specifically network-based currency works. Some people will never be comfortable with this form of money, but for many people under 30 who belong to an online connected society, doing money on the internet seems obvious. In some places, Bitcoin is being adopted quite rapidly, protecting their savings against crises.
This is part of a talk which took place on June 6th 2017 at a joint meet-up with Blockchain Professionals, BitcoinSYD and SydEthereum in Sydney, Australia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/blockchain-professionals-sydney/
Watch the full talk here: https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM
How long until mainstream adoption? – https://youtu.be/y3cKBDBabtA
What are challenges to achieving mass-adoption? – https://youtu.be/f0wAh6_HEbo
Design for the disabled & disempowered – https://youtu.be/VlcHyl_rPVM
Are there opportunities for UX designers in Bitcoin? – https://youtu.be/zGknxl_dlrI
Why mainstream adoption will be neither gradual nor radical – https://youtu.be/4COw6K-qrK8
The revolution in trust – https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY
Embrace the Good, Reject the Fear – https://youtu.be/38U0BQQLzK0
Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need – https://youtu.be/yIR0OBEAaUE
How will Bitcoin be adopted by developing markets? – https://youtu.be/zC_k1XQhBMg
Unstoppable code – https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4
Inspiring cryptocurrency projects – https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE
Irreversibility and consumer protection – https://youtu.be/R107YWu5XzU
Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection – https://youtu.be/qMkGfB8X58o
Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela – https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw
Open source as cross-pollination & consensus through collaboration – https://youtu.be/JTHV6PA-Dw8
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin.
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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
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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