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  • Disrupt Conference - What is Bitcoin? - Duration: 20 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 32,497 views
    In this short, "TED style" talk, Andreas delivers an introduction to bitcoin for a general non-technical audience.

    Delivered in Athens in November of 2013, this is one of the most shared bitcoin v...
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  • Ethereum Q&A: ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation - Duration: 9 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 27,201 views
    The ICO craze, the tokenization of crowdfunding, and the globalisation of access to venture capital - as well as the scams, panic, and lawsuits coming in the first wave.

    This is part of a talk whi...
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  • Hard Promises, Soft Promises: Promoting Autonomy instead of Authority - Duration: 24 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 16,435 views
    This talk took place on September 20th 2016 at the @SFBTCMeetup in San Francisco, California: https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bitcoin-Social/event...

    Are bitcoin payments irreversibl...
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  • Bitcoin Q&A: Does the price matter for adoption? - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 10 months ago
    • 13,744 views
    Does the bitcoin price matter for adoption? What does Bitcoin disrupt by merely existing? What tools and "boring" infrastructure are needed, such as: wallets, ATMs, remittance markets, translation,...
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  • Universal Access to Basic Finance - Duration: 22 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 45,285 views
    In this talk, Andreas advocates for protecting and expanding access to universal basic finance, explains why the question of how cryptocurrencies should be regulated is a distraction, and that erad...
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  • Bitcoin is punk rock - deal with it! - Duration: 25 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 46,916 views
    In this talk, Andreas opens with a contrarian perspective. It's not about "beyond bitcoin", and you can't put this technology on a leash to make it more palatable. Bitcoin is the real thing, the re...
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  • The Courage to Innovate Without Permission - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 40,070 views
    In this talk, Andreas delivers a message to entrepreneurs and startup founders about why they must be brave enough to innovate faster than incumbents can write the permission slips.

    This is a talk...
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  • Bitcoin Q&A: The Scaling Rites of Passage - Duration: 7 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 25,297 views
    How likely is it that Bitcoin will be overtaken in the event of a contentious hard fork? I think this is an example of things to come. Bitcoin will be attacked through its mining, the network, lega...
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  • Money as a System-of-Control - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 100,052 views
    We know that money serves as:
    - A Store of Value (SoV)
    - A Medium of Exchange (MoE) and
    - A Unit of Account (UoA)

    But what happens when a fourth use of money is introduced, one which subordinates ...
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  • Ethereum Q&A: Scaling decentralized organization - Duration: 8 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 6,062 views
    Instead of DAOs, how about decentralized autonomous societies (DAS), decentralisation at a societal scale? These are still very immature technologies. The use case for smart contracts and DAOs will...
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  • Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies - Duration: 27 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 55,173 views
    Sponsored by: BitRocket.co, Optiver, Veredictum.io, BitPOS.me, and Get Paid In Bitcoin AU

    In this talk, Andreas introduces newcomers to the emerging scientific speciality of "forkology," or the st...
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  • Security vs. Complexity - Duration: 29 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    • 27,418 views
    In this talk, Andreas reflects on the audacity of "be your own bank," but also the difficulties we will face in translating what that means to people who still have no idea what a bank (let alone t...
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  • 19 Industries The Blockchain Will Disrupt - Duration: 9 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,657,751 views
    The blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that underlies cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and platforms like Ethereum. It provides a way to record and transfer data that is transparent, safe, ...
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  • Bitcoin Q&A: The end of vampire-squid financing - Duration: 5 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 9,901 views
    We all know that banks are very powerful and they're not going down very easily. What will happen to banks in the next 5-10 years? Are they going to fight disruption? The caricature of banks as bei...
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  • Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts on the Future of Money - Duration: 30 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 292,307 views
    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 devel...
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  • Ethereum Q&A: ICOs and pyramid schemes - Duration: 9 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 38,725 views
    How do we make people more resistant to ponzi & pyramid schemes? Does regulation stop them? Is the added attention a risk for the rest of the cryptocurrency space? As long as you don't make the mis...
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  • Ethereum Q&A: Stablecoins and DAI - Duration: 20 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 13,016 views
    What is your opinion on stablecoins, in terms of their ability to achieve mass adoption? Will they be able to avoid centralised control and censorship? How does MakerDAO / DAI work and how is it di...
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  • Ethereum Q&A: "Blockchain all the things" - Duration: 29 minutes.

    • 3 months ago
    • 8,876 views
    Can blockchains help IoT security issues? Should we use ERC-20 token to trade solar energy? Can blockchains help with securities and prediction markets? Transport and logistics projects? Supply cha...
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  • Libre Not Libra: Facebook's Blockchain Project - Duration: 43 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 152,551 views
    In this talk, Andreas answers the burning question... has he tried haggis? Just kidding. What should we make of Facebook's Libra whitepaper? Will it survive to become a production network? Why is S...
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  • Bitcoin's Origins and the Genesis Blockade - Duration: 33 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    • 24,694 views
    In this talk, Andreas recounts the origins of Bitcoin, the meaning of the message embedded forever in its genesis block, and how we figured out who the banks truly serve when there was no other cho...
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  • Ethereum Q&A: Transaction types, contract execution, and gas estimation - Duration: 9 minutes, 49 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 6,244 views
    What types of Ethereum transactions are there? What does the smart contract execution process look like? Is there an advantage to over-estimating gas in Ethereum?

    These questions are from the seve...
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  • Bitcoin Q&A: How do I secure my bitcoin? - Duration: 9 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 72,854 views
    Your keys, your bitcoin. Not your keys? Not your bitcoin. The dangers of custodial accounts. Key management. Best practices for storing your 12-24 backup words. There's no "Bitcoin help desk." Secu...
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  • Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can't and Won't - Duration: 32 minutes.

    • 5 months ago
    • 42,234 views
    In this talk, Andreas discusses what is interesting about both Bitcoin and Ethereum: unstoppable code. He looks at cryptography and decentralized systems as defensive mechanisms to assert and enfor...
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  • Decentralizing Everything with Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin | Disrupt SF 2017 - Duration: 25 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,075,893 views
    AngelList's Naval Ravikant brings Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin onstage to explain what it is and why it's useful.

    Read more:
    https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/18/vitalik-buterin-explain......
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  • The Currency Wars and Bitcoin's Neutrality - Duration: 28 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 43,619 views
    This talk took place on December 3rd 2016 at the Coinscrum {MiniCon}, hosted by Imperial College in London, England: https://www.meetup.com/coinscrum/events/235709468/

    Want to hear more about Bitc...
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  • Ethereum Q&A: The legality of smart contracts - Duration: 8 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 8,565 views
    Are smart contracts legally binding? How can tokens represent ownership of external assets? Are those transfers of titles recognised? Where are ether transactions stored when contract code is execu...
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  • Ethereum Q&A: Smart contract platforms - Duration: 9 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 26,812 views
    What is the best platform for smart contracts? What makes Ethereum interesting to you? So far, most of the platforms experimenting with smart contracts, besides Ethereum, are either still in the ro...
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  • Decentralized Truth - Duration: 19 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 62,864 views
    In this talk, Andreas explores the confusion and instinctive disbelief from newcomers about how open, decentralized cryptocurrencies can scale and grow in value without the finality of approval fro...
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