A historical perspective on innovation and the “whitewashing” of the challenges, ridicule and resistance innovators face, from the perspective of bitcoin.

This talk was delivered on July 26th 2014 for the Detroit Maker Faire in Detroit, Michigan.

CORRECTION: At 7:11, I quote the mayor of Paris during the Paris World Fair in 1889, dismissing electricity. The problem is, Paris did not even have a mayor during this period! It is not clear who said this or if it was even said. It may have been said by the French prime minister Pierre Tirard, who attended the fair and was known for being a critic of the Eiffel Tower.

At 7:40, I quote an urban legend from IBM, but it was most likely a misunderstanding of what Thomas Watson said: http://freakonomics.com/2008/04/17/our-daily-bleg-did-ibm-really-see-a-world-market-for-about-five-computers/

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The Courage to Innovate Without Permission – https://youtu.be/ywq6NBETUJ8
Exponential Innovation – https://youtu.be/n2yD1PSWBU0
Measuring Success: Price or Principle – https://youtu.be/mPMsbgWl9p4
Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade – https://youtu.be/cagoyF3WePo
Why Open Blockchains Matter – https://youtu.be/uZPIz3ArQww
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
Security vs. Complexity – https://youtu.be/M82t5wZG3fc

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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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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9

Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ

Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, ‘Internet del Dinero’ (v1) – https://amzn.to/2yoaTTq
French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) – https://www.amazon.fr/Linternet-largent-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/2856083390
Russian, ‘Интернет денег’ (v1) – https://www.olbuss.ru/catalog/ekonomika-i-biznes/korporativnye-finansy-bankovskoe-delo/internet-deneg
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Của Tiền Tệ’ (v1) – https://alphabooks.vn/khi-tien-len-mang

MASTERING ETHEREUM (Q4): https://amzn.to/2xdxmlK