Andreas Antonopoulos – The Future Of Money
Andreas Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator and one of the world’s foremost cryptocurrency and blockchain experts.
He is the author of four books, including Mastering Bitcoin and The Internet of Money, and travels the world advocating greater privacy and freedom in our financial lives.
His hugely popular talks combine economics, psychology, technology and game theory with current events, anecdotes and history.
02:19 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:33 Brian’s introduction.
06:25 When your stuff weighs less than you.
07:45 Why he lives a nomadic lifestyle.
11:30 Brian’s and Andreas’ backgrounds with Bitcoin and what attracts others to it
18:48 How Andres feels about the people who speculate on Bitcoin.
21:34 Importance of research to know the definitions so to avoid the scams and know when not to invest.
28:41 Andreas shuns the get rich quick speculators who despoil what he believes is a force for good.
33:42 An explanation of what causes the dramatic booms and busts in Crypto, but there are worse bubbles.
43:19 The benefits of the wash out cycle after bubbles burst and companies collapse.
46:22 Why people need to understand cryptocurrency and blockchain and their future impact on them.
55:07 People should diversify their life and assets thus acting as Chekov’s gun to a governmental plan.
1:03:07 Cryptocurrency is not for everyone. it requires certain skills.
1:04:44 Not important Amazon doesn’t accept crypto, as it’s not present in countries where crypto is needed.
1:05:09 You can remove your country from crypto, but you cannot remove crypto from your country.
1:10:09 The danger of surveillance and powerlessness in a cashless society. Currency is used as a weapon.
1:23:06 What Andreas says to those who say we have to guard against using money for terrorism.
1:26:48 Separation of money and state will be seen as an obvious idea of our second enlightenment.
1:30:14 Does Andreas worry above government sanctions being imposed upon him.
1:33:35 The five pillars of blockchain.
1:38:27 The worrying concerns around the new permission blockchains, like the new Facebook coin Libra.
1:43:40 People get worried about their privacy and identity but don’t realise money is a form of free speech.
1:48:39 A prediction of a possibly bizarre world where AI creates companies without human supervision.
1:52:44 Digital exhortation organisations.
1:53:20 These systems are neutral to politics, it can disrupt a lot of social institutions.
2:01:05 An exploration of Uber, a unicorn technology corporation.
2:11:18 What this world would look like in one hundred years-time if it goes as Andreas hopes it will.
2:16:48 The human capacity for disruption is dictated by age, so generational change drives us forward.
2:18:25 What Andreas sees himself doing in five years and why he is learning Spanish to achieve this.
2:20:00 His view of the future for crypto currencies in China.
2:21:06 Andreas’ daily routine.
2:22:45 What his superpower is.
2:26:39 Worst and best days of his life.
2:32:06 What we would be surprised to learn about Andreas.
2:37:03 What scares him.
2:38:23 What keeps him awake at night.
2:42:23 Phone call to the 20 years old Andreas.
2:43:48 Success secrets.
2:44:32 Phone call to the young person listening to help them prepare themselves to live in the world.
2:50:18 Brian’s summing up.
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