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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 Digital Currencies at the University of Nicosia.
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. 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.
Andreas Antonopoulos links:
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Andreas Antonopoulos on Wikipedia
Andreas Antonopoulos on London Real (first episode)
The Wolf of Wall Street (film)
List of Cryptocurrencies
UK Investigatory Powers Act 2016
Tor (anonymity network)