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Andreas Antonopoulos (aka Bitcoin Jesus) - Episode 2 - How the unprecedented worldwide crisis in Central Banking system led to the growth of Bitcoin


First broadcast December 2, 2016

Andreas Antonopoulos is a Greek California-based information security expert, tech-entrepreneur and author. He is a host on the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast and a teaching fellow for the Master in Science of Digital Currencies at the University of Nicosia.

This was another fascinating and wide-ranging talk about the challenges facing society as a whole, through the lens of currency and corruption. It’s arguably just as relevant today as it was when we spoke back in 2016.

Andreas has a brilliant way of simplifying complicated financial concepts and showing us why they have an immediate and massive impact on our lives.

Watch as Andreas and I discuss:

  • His strong views on Donald Trump
  • Why the current banking system is inherently corrupt
  • How money can end up being worth less than goats**t
  • Why Bitcoin is punk rock
  • The death of cash
  • Why you should question any government that is suspicious of Bitcoin
  • The secret identity of Bitcoin’s inventor
  • and so much more!

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00:00 | Trailer
02:28 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode
06:37 | Brian’s Introduction
07:14 | Unprecedented worldwide crisis in Central Banking system
16:47 | Andreas explains Bitcoin and why people find it advantageous to use
22:07 | Why companies and banks choose whether or not to use Bitcoin
24:34 | How Bitcoin can be a currency of choice for an internet generation
29:08 | Is my Mom ever going to use Bitcoin
31:30 | A fragile edifice, full of corruption, threatening global economy
35:16 | Is Donald Trump going to “drain the swamp”
41:29 | Bitcoin is not slow jazz: its punk rock
44:00 | Deal with it
46:57 | Bitcoin scaling up block size
48:49 | Who is Satoshi Nakamoto and does it even matter
50:23 | Other cryptocurrencies besides Bitcoin
52:39 | What happened to Etherium
54:50 | Black markets and why the media associates Bitcoin with them
1:00:46 | Concern around people’s privacy, security and surveillance
1:06:45 | Terrorists and criminals not impeded from transferring large amounts of cash
1:09:34 | Most people do not assume they need privacy
1:11:31 | How to make people aware of the need to keep state and money separate
1:14:38 | Cryptocurrency technology as money is about human rights
1:16:54 | What Andreas has learned from frequent travel around the world
1:20:37 | Discovering Bitcoin blew Andreas’ mind
1:22:19 | Mission to explain Bitcoin to the world
1:26:26 | Personal safety necessitates maintaining his privacy and security
1:28:54 | What people should do who want to explore more about Bitcoin
1:35:40 | Andreas’ biggest challenge for the coming year
1:37:05 | How Andreas made the decision to not have a home base
1;40;29 | Success secrets
1:40:49 | People across the world struggling with situations they cannot control
1:43:59 | Phone call to the 20 year old Andreas
1:46:49 | Best advice ever received
1:49:10 | Advice to 20 year old watching
1:51:55 | Brian’s summing up.


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