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Andreas Antonopoulos - The Death of Money


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.


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
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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