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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Great interview thanks.
You guys talk about Peter Smith the ceo of blockchain,in the interview, but when Andreas talked about bitcoin wallets to download he did not mention the blockchain wallet. I’m using a blockchain wallet. My question is,is the blockchain wallet not a good enough wallet by Andreas standards?

Joe
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Wow. Thank you Brian for everything you’re doing and thank you Andreas too. Beautiful.

Roger
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Thank you, Andreas, and I think you are more like a Bard rather than a court jester. I’m new in this space and really appreciate your passion and intellect.

Michael Warde
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It’s hilarious that he says people will use BTC to buy cat videos when you think about CryptoKitties.

Tommy
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Tommy

Andread Antonopoulos is an absolutely amazing human being!

zarcouriel705
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zarcouriel705

Love Andreas Antonopoulos’ knowledge and wisdom of both the economy and the government.

Ramskee925
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Ramskee925

Amazing interview! Thanks guys.

Anthony
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Amazing interview, thank you for doing this.

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Sherard
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What is Andreas saying at the beginning, what kind of licences do HSBC have?

pooltrader072377
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pooltrader072377

This guy is a canard, he must be a shill. Crypt’s are not currencies, they are a transfer agent, you know them as a money order. Bitcoin is not a currency, it’s a money order people, wake up.!

nels767
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nels767

Thank’s for that kind of content ! Nelson Really Thank You guys !

Ivan Mariano
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Great interview…full of truth.

Thank you!!

P.S: Many people thanked me to share this video with them 😉

stefantertan214
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stefantertan214

What a crappy website…. had to create an account for nothing. I can’t even see the damn video due to its privacy settings lol

Maria
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Maria

Hi, try to use another browser. That’s a usual fix for the “Because of its privacy settings, this video cannot be played here” error. Sometimes, there is an inconsistency between the browser version and Flash.
Happy Holidays! ?

bmtankard674
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bmtankard674

Beautiful, thank you, Maria! Very helpful.

However, Flash player is outdated rubbish and I wish people would stop using it on their websites!

Gpcode
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why not use youtube? with auto-generated subtitle, also vimeo blocked in some country and the streaming not smooth

jorsmithatgmaildotcom92
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jorsmithatgmaildotcom92

Because they can’t gate you behind a login requirement and sell your information to another company when they make their content openly available on their monetized youtube channel.

carlosgrajedamiranda642
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carlosgrajedamiranda642

“maybe it’ll be 10k maybe not its” 14k !!!!

Christian
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Christian

Stream doesn’t work well. Always stops for buffering. It’s not my internet connection, first part on youtube was fluent.

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Andreas is a highly intelligent individual who understands the value of privacy, autonomy and security. But then he completely misses on the value of culture and national identity. People absolutely do share the most fundamental desires and needs for clean water, sense of community, social cohesion, etcetera; but part of national identity IS culture, community, social cohesion, and other fundamental needs of human beings. NO, not all individuals are the same in terms of religion, language, customs, and so to call nationalism “one of the most corructive forces in the world” is an extremely myopic and ignorant position to hold.… Read more »

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andi262

What I heard him say is that the borders & cultures themselves are constructs – that we are a Human Race – and that this Human race has a culture of its own – one that has a bigger potential to thrive in all its capacity for sharing, family, connection and especially free commerce if not interfered with by the borders that don’t exist from space, or the governing bodies, banks that impact and define culture – I may be wrong but I don’t think forced integration appeared in his worldview on this interview. Nationalism keeps us within the borders… Read more »

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vickomori858

I completely agree with this comment. Let me translate it to crypto language. Nations and cultures are like lots of different crypto currencies / tokens. Not all the different functions and different features forced/distorted into one big. They happily live next to each other.

vickomori858
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vickomori858

Let me translate it to crypto language. Nations and cultures are like lots of different crypto currencies / tokens. Not all the different functions and different features forced/distorted into one big. They happily live next to each other.

A Hungarian born living in London.

Mihai
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Nice to see a long interview that is not booring

Dominic Jones
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Thank you for another good interview.
Crypto currencies are changing the world. keep your financial wallet safe 🙂

Team
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In the first few seconds AA says “the biggest criminals in the world have (what?) licenses of their own”… what’s the word I’m missing?

Steven Travers
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He said “banking” licenses. It becomes apparent halfway through the video when you hear that excerpt in context.

Bertram
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“banking” I believe

EDIT: Saw after that the question had been answered:)

Alex
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I loved it, but what happens when governments decide to tax bitcoin etc, and make it illegal if you do not disclose your holdings? Sooner or later, they will declare it the currency of terrorism or tax evaders or criminals and introduce draconian laws in some form or other. We really need a new political movement to effect change, otherwise there will be no escape.

Richard
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Richard

“but what happens when governments decide to tax bitcoin etc”
“Sooner or later, they will declare it the currency of terrorism or tax evaders or…”

Alex. I’m not trolling here, I’m asking a serious question. Has this approach to life / problems / new ideas served you well?
Have you been able to predict the future and did having a plan for when things go wrong work for you?

Gaynor London
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Hi Alex,

My country has a dickheaded government so I relate to your worries.

I recommend following think tanks e.g. London Futurists and The Millennium Project. They assess challenges to people and planet. Then future-speculate all possible outcomes – good, bad and neutral.

There is a lot of genius out there so I’m hoping we’ll surprise ourselves by getting inventive.

xx

Carlos
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Enlightening talk!

amalgam@hotmail.ca
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amalgam@hotmail.ca

Non-blockchain cryptocurrencies like IOTA, Byteball and DAGcoin are the master race.
http://cryptowiki.net/index.php?title=Blockchain-free_cryptocurrencies

Ingolfur
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Great interview!!! 😀
You guy’s have restored my faith in huanity 🙂 Everything’s going to be ok because we have quite a lot of decent SUPER smart people like Andreas Antonopoulos to guide us into the new world 😀

These are indeed exiting times. Hard but exiting.
Viva la revolution!!!! 😀

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jan3ree@mail.com

Love this interview Brian
I’m so thrilled to find Andreas explain how bitcoin can support peer to peer transactions in a similar way to how cash has served us – the disrupter tech we need right now – as we awaken to the tricks and loose our naivety – with regards to govts, banks, religion, fake media and fake science/science fiction.

RESEARCH FLAT EARTH

Kieren
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If the world’s really flat, why is it being kept a secret?

maz
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IMHO , the main reason is to hide God. There are other reasons also. However, there are many secrets that have been kept from us. Always keep an open mind and Keep Researching. Peace

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CailiflowerEars

Loving the content but the streaming keeps pausing. I’d prefer youtube which works better for me in Chile.

Kieren
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Hey, you know you can listen to the audio right? There’s a link to it just under the video

paulslacknoise
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Great!

Fernanda
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Great interview. Andreas, besides being a very intelligent person with a very sharp mind, he has great communication skills. I’m very happy I found him on my bitcoin learning path.

glennwormald
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glennwormald

wow! a clearly communicated explanation of a complex subject and its implications for our future. thank you andreas. and thank you brian for setting this up & distributing it. your interviewing skills are outstanding

stoncu
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stoncu

This guy is amazing. Such clarity and humbleness.

Torsti Nisula
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Maybe a minor disagreement, considering the message, but I do belieave Glass-Steagal didn’t even touch the crash. I mean, banks getting involved with each others was the thing that was bad? No, it was the banks doing the bad thing that was bad. It was all government housing policy. Deregulation is always good. Proof? We did have thousands and thousands of government people looking at those good damn housing loans, and none of them saw a problem, because they were told not to see it. Was that deregulation?

patryk
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Some much value from him, while so humble…

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Tomás Sironi
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Andreas’ work is really important. I’m going to buy The Internet of Money to show some appreciation.

roxorito
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roxorito

Really smart dude

cullendorn
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cullendorn

Amazing process of techno-enlightenment, as presented by the bitcoin pioneer himself, Andreas Antonopoulos. Wow! What a wonderful discourse on that science. Thank you both.

thed777
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thed777

Very good interview! Thank you! I didn’t know your website till today, because of this interview… Ill keep following..

Many thanks.

Congrats.

fabioqueirozdossantos
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fabioqueirozdossantos

Great interview! Thank you!!!

Kenneth Horton
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To me episode’s like this is are the foundations london real was built on, Everybody remembers watching the First Ido portal, Peter Sage, Bruce Parry interview’s in the old format. I know brian will be first to say we have change and we don’t care, However before i literally raced home wherever i was to watch london real Episode’s like this one Andreas brought the fire. I know the guy’s at London real have worked tiresely hard on building the academy as a result the Interview’s have dropped of big time, as the view’s prove it. But what i’m trying… Read more »

Dimitri Carrn
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Bicoin

Gabriel Kemeny
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Thank you. 🙂 Really good

Jake Brus
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how i can i download this so i can listen to it i my truck? I’ve only ever listened to half of all of these haha.

Tim Baird
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Hey,

Open up your browser and look for an extension called Video Download Helper. You should be able to download/save the video and maybe play it on some device or other.

Scuba Mysticool
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Awesome, thanks LR. One request: to not spin around Brian in the introduction – makes the viewer dizzy. Otherwise, bless.

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Jaspreet Singh SanghaBrar
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Best episode ive watched in a long while

Michael De Papel Scott
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absolutely loved the first one, so happy you brought him back cheers guys! from jersey city!

David Niry
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First of all, thanks very much for this great interview. So, I have a few questions though…. I only watched up to 1h15, so maybe these questions were answered later. If that is the case, please forgive me and refer me back to the rest of the interview. 1) I just created a wallet following this. First app that came up for iOS was Blockchain. Do you recommend a better app ? 2) I had to give my e-mail address to create my wallet. I could have created a new address somewhere with a fake name, but used my regular… Read more »

Bartek Puchowski
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well, your suspicions are correct. From now government can attach your bitcoin address to your CC. Every transaction made using this particular bitcoin address, and any new ones that will interact/link with it can be attached to you. Cheap tricks like creating new address and transferring bitcoins to it are futile. Just as I said below in other comment – this system gives governments much easier, cheaper and better ways to track people’s economic behavior that anything they had in the past. There are already companies specializing in blockchain analysis. Also, most computers (like 90%) that control bitcoin network (so… Read more »

Ashridge Bitcoin
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Absolutely the most eloquent speaker on the subject.

Bartek Puchowski
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Bitcoin is perfect tool for global totalitarian government – it is worldwide, very centralized (more centralized than central banks themselves) and allows for total financial surveillance. Also, I am getting mad and another naive bitcoin preacher, that does not see, that fascism is being introduced not by right wingers, but by those ‘liberals’ (aka leftist, aka communists aka cultural marxists) – it is Obama who lately signed act of news censorship, same happens in ‘liberal progressive’ Germany – news censorship and total control of centralized media outles. And Bitcoin is song of the past already. Time for Monero and Dash,… Read more »

Kevin Farnan
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There would be not other alts. without bitcoin. They were built on bitcoin. No, it’s not centralized. And, try tracking transactions through the blockchain. Good luck.

Bartek Puchowski
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Most altcoins are copies of Bitcoin, but some of them (like Ethereum or Monero) have completly new approach and codebase.
Bitcoin went too far to be fixed with simple additions when it comes to anonimity and centralization (those are design decisions on algorithm level, not possible to change).

Alex
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So why not to deal with Monero and Zcash?

Bartek Puchowski
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Absolutely – I love Monero, it is exactly what Bitcoin wanted to be.
Technically, Zcash is also good, but I don’t like their FUD tactics against Monero

Kevin Farnan
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death of currency

Matheo Galatis
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Brian you Rock!
What a great interview. I really enjoyed how clear and precise Andreas was in how he communicates the message.
Many insights, great information.