Is the antagonism between Bitcoin and Ethereum harmful? This is a natural process of mutation, fragmentation, bifurcation, and consolidation in a dynamic open-source environment. Keep in mind that the bankers and regulators think we are all blockchain weirdos; their protectionist instincts don’t care about our ideological factions in Bitcoin, Ethereum, or any of the altcoins.

These questions are from the ‘Internet of Money’ tour events in Seattle, Washington, and Paseo La Plaza in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which took place on November 10th 2018 and January 29th 2019 respectively.

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Blockchain vs. Bullshit –
Hard Promises, Soft Promises: Promoting Autonomy instead of Authority –
The Killer App: Engineering the Properties of Money –
Measuring Success: Price or Principle –
Escaping the Global Banking Cartel –
Why Open Blockchains Matter –
Keeping Digital Communities Weird –
The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency –
Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science –
Investing in Education instead of Speculation –
Why I’m against ETFs –
Do crypto-banks threaten hard money? –
What is the appeal of sound money? –
Wallets, nodes, and monetary sovereignty –
Regulation and the bank boycott –
Mass adoption and peer-to-peer commerce –
Adoption of disruptive technology –
Fostering adoption with empathy –
Bitcoin, Lightning, and Streaming Money –
Scaling strategies and adoption –
Price volatility and store of value –
Careers in open blockchain development –
Inspiring cryptocurrency projects –
From barter to abstract money –
Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need –
Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela –
How long until mainstream adoption? –
Why permissioned blockchains fail –
Secure identities on the blockchain? –
How to avoid re-creating systems of control –
Enterprise “blockchain” gentrification –
Scaling decentralized organization –
Is bitcoin testing governments? –
The obsoletion of legacy systems –

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and 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.

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Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN:



Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, ‘Internet del Dinero’ (v1) –
French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) –
Russian, ‘Интернет денег’ (v1) –
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Của Tiền Tệ’ (v1) –


Music: “Unbounded” by Orfan (
Outro Graphics: Phneep (
Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (