Monday, April 2, 2018

Interview: "The Bitcoin Protocol"

In this interview, Andreas answers questions about Bitcoin's development into a secure, borderless system that is already influencing geopolitical relations and decision-making, and why the banks' attempt to offer "blockchains in a bottle" is mostly a re-run of the boring and isolated intranets failing to compete against the innovation of the open internet.
0:17 - What is the potential for bitcoin to address financial inclusion? 1:58 - What will bitcoin's impact be on countries like Greece, Cyprus, Argentina, Venezuela, and China?
4:36 - How does Bitcoin's consensus algorithm and architecture determine its properties? 6:44 - Is Bitcoin a success story in terms of decentralisation? 7:54 - Is Bitcoin's governance system efficient? Is inefficiency bad?
9:20 - What are the most interesting upcoming developments? Technical: Time-based scripts, Segregated Witness, Schnorr signatures, Lightning Network, etc. Social: remittances, cross-border payments 14:10 - What big challenge does Bitcoin face in the next few years?
15:46 - What kind of regulations should we expect in the next few years? Who / what will be the focus or target? 18:17 - What is your advice for developers interested in Bitcoin, Ethereum, or blockchains in general?
19:12 - Is the blockchain the most interesting part of Bitcoin? 21:47 - Do big banks and other financial companies really need blockchains? 24:44 - Why are open blockchains more innovative? This interview with Vidal Chriqui, "Le protocole Bitcoin," took place in October 2016 during the Merkle Conference in Paris, France: Watch my talk from the event: RELATED: Consensus Algorithms, Blockchain Technology, and Bitcoin - What is Consensus: Rules Without Rulers - Advanced Bitcoin Scripting -- Part 1: Transactions & Multisig -
Advanced Bitcoin Scripting -- Part 2: SegWit, Consensus, & Trustware - Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail - Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop Website: 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: [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: MASTERING BITCOIN: [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Videography: Blockchain Révolution ( Outro Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (
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