The Digital Currency Commons

Trust without centralization, digital cash without identity, and the currency commons beyond corporations. In this talk, Andreas clarifies what “trustless” means and explains why we should avoid departing from a realm where people can pay people without intermediaries imposing their political choices into every transaction. He also argues that cashlessness represents a fundamental shift in the relationship between people and money, people and the state, people and corporations.

This talk took place on May 31st 2017 for the ‘Talk and Trade’ meetup at the Blockchain Centre in Melbourne, Australia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/talk-and-trade-bitcoin-melbourne/

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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.

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042

[NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388

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Outro 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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