Looking for an entertaining, trustworthy, unbiased opinion on bitcoin and open blockchains? This is it. In this Livestream, aantonop answered questions about lightning pool which gives liquidity on the lightning network, rumored crypto regulations by the US government, paypal and bitcoin, and much more. Whether you’re new or an expert, you’ll smile at least once and learn something.
0:00 Waiting for the bitcoin and open blockchain livestream to start
0:14 Welcome to the monthly open topic livestream
0:38 Collapse of cryptocurrency prices
1:39 Custom emoji for our channel, the rollercoaster
2:04 Rules without Rulers mug! Watch the talk https://aantonop.io/ruleswithoutrulers
3:05 Anonymous asks, “What are Merkle trees and how are they used in Bitcoin?”
4:04 Caption the computer science tree (leave your caption in the comments below)
11:42 Tigerix asks, “Lightning Pool: Can you explain what it is, how it works and give your vision on how it might shape Bitcoins future? Always love your projections. Thanks!”
18:20 Anonymous asks, “I’d love to run a Bitcoin / Lightning node at home, but I have very limited bandwidth. What are solutions to that? Could I run it only at night for example?”
24:34 Yes2Crypto asks, “Popular browser extension Metamask allows “easy” crypto transactions on the web but only with special Ethereum tokens. Why isn’t there a “metamask” for Bitcoin?”
32:15 Donald Trump asks, “What’s your opinion about the rumored burdensome crypto wallet rules I may rush out soon? thx”
42:41 Tobi asks, “Do you see a danger of Bitcoin becoming fractionalised by eg Paypal in a way that the total available balance from all accounts will inflate the actual supply? (edited)”
50:00 Choose Your Cryptocurrency Wallet Workshop and the Introduction to Bitcoin and Open Blockchain Workshop
52:27 Dr. B asks, “Are bitcoin direct from mining pools considered either “virgin” or “white”? Is there any reason to value uncirculated coins more than ones that have circulated?”
59:38 Down the Rabbit Hole: Mnemonic phrases, cryptographic private keys, what are they really?
1:10:02 Follow Up Question: Can words in the Mnemonic phrase repeat?
1:12:41 Invitation to participate in upcoming Awkward Holiday Conversation livestream by sharing your story as a comment here, on patreon, or in the youtube community.
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