Fake News, Fake Money

In this talk, Andreas examines the sensationalist debate over “fake news,” the rising tide of faith-based nation states declaring bitcoin as “fake money,” and alternative mechanisms we can build to fill the void left by retired fact-checking departments & central bank authorities.

This talk took place at the Silicon Valley Bitcoin meetup on April 11th 2017 at the Plug and Play Tech Center (@PlugandPlayTC) in Sunnyvale, California: https://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Bitcoin-Users/events/233760417/

TOPICS:
Fake news happens on both sides; cheerleaders for war 0:21
When did the debate over fake news begin? 1:39
The rise of churnalism 4:04
Fact-checking depending on trust in authority of institutions 5:28
“The internet is fake news!”; decentralising critical thinking 6:47
Tribalism, propaganda, and the myths of money 8:29
When hollow reality returns to “full faith” money 11:36
Bitcoin as an alternative to faith-based financial systems 15:13
“Drug dealers! Terrorists! Pornographers! Criminals!” 19:04
Discerning fake vs. real money in a world without authority 21:09
Demonetisation and price premiums in India 22:58
Final thoughts 24:53

QUESTION & ANSWER:
Altcoins and the scaling debate – https://youtu.be/slbpdW-H3yk
Bitmain and the ASICBoost allegations – https://youtu.be/t6jJDD2Aj8k
Unstoppable code – https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4
The token ICO explosion – https://youtu.be/vdaW8NtJXuQ

RELATED:
The Stories We Tell About Money – https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg
The Currency Wars and Bitcoin’s Neutrality – https://youtu.be/Bu5Mtvy97-4
Bitcoin drilling holes in the financial system dam – https://youtu.be/aTnmrS8s8Jw
When will the scare stories stop? – https://youtu.be/yhKIKB6cn6w
The War on Cash and Crypto – https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw
Divisibility and deflationary monetary policy – https://youtu.be/xhLgxX_wU6E
What is the biggest threat? – https://youtu.be/1-XUbH1F0Os
Someone said bitcoin is “dead”. What do you say? – https://youtu.be/_osg3W7VI-Q
Will Bitcoin survive global government intervention & regulation? – https://youtu.be/_QS-wCxnqr0

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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