Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money

In this talk “Blockchain vs. Bullshit – Thoughts on the Future of Money,” Andreas outlines the necessary criteria that will help you distinguish blockchains from bullshit, and why the goal of developing this technology should not be “banking the unbanked” but rather de-banking all of us.

This keynote talk took place at the Blockchain Africa Conference on March 2nd 2017 at the Focus Rooms in Johannesburg, South Africa: https://blockchainafrica.co/speakers/andreas-m-antonopoulos/

TOPICS:
The hype and empty promises around “blockchain” 2:30
Reconsidering info security, research in applied cryptography 4:45
Blockchains vs. databases 7:13
The essence of Bitcoin: revolutionizing trust 8:33
Open blockchains are the only ones that matter 10:24
Censorship resistance and other important characteristics 13:12
Criteria: blockchain or bullshit? 14:05
Fundamentally changing the allocation of trust 15:45
Permissioned “distributed ledgers” are boring & insecure 16:43
Hey Wall Street, Anonymous is coming for your keys 21:48
Promising opportunities, solving the unsolvable problems 23:06
The 3 elements to success in this industry 24:50
The necessary steps to mature out of infancy 27:44

QUESTION & ANSWER:
Hot vs. cold wallets – https://youtu.be/Aji_E9sw0AE
The revolution in trust – https://youtu.be/iWfpxB3HZOY

RELATED:
Blockchain for Beginners – https://youtu.be/i9nUMvpT2rM
How to get people to care about security – https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E
Welcome to TrustNet – https://youtu.be/Rrj8sjHJthU
Hardware, Software, Trustware – https://youtu.be/Etyjc1JdmFU
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) – https://youtu.be/Q5R8KuxV4A0
What are the most exciting recent developments? – https://youtu.be/bCG5og_LwZY
Trust, promise of value, and intrinsic utility – https://youtu.be/Cxc9ybot9oM
The oxymoron of national blockchains – https://youtu.be/qSIBFBq9tRs
Private chains misunderstand the fundamental value of blockchains – https://youtu.be/haKVaGHKQJM

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop
Website: https://antonopoulos.com/

He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.

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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9

Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ

Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, ‘Internet del Dinero’ (v1) – https://amzn.to/2yoaTTq
French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) – https://www.amazon.fr/Linternet-largent-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/2856083390
Russian, ‘Интернет денег’ (v1) – https://www.olbuss.ru/catalog/ekonomika-i-biznes/korporativnye-finansy-bankovskoe-delo/internet-deneg
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Của Tiền Tệ’ (v1) – https://alphabooks.vn/khi-tien-len-mang

MASTERING ETHEREUM (Q4): https://amzn.to/2xdxmlK

Music: “Unbounded” by Orfan (https://www.facebook.com/Orfan/)
Outro Graphics: Phneep (https://www.phneep.com/)
Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (https://www.rockincomics.com.br/)

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