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Unscripted talks about bitcoin, crypto and open blockchains by Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop). The Bitcoin Podcast archive page on Cointelegraph. Articles, opinions and reviews by Podcast: Andreas Antonopoulos - The Broader Economy II. He's back! He is a widely published author of articles and blog posts on Bitcoin, a permanent host on the popular Let's Talk Bitcoin Podcast and a frequent speaker at. ETHEREUM CLASSIC PAPER WALLET OFFLINE

Levine as we dive into two new stories perfectly illustrating the oppressive, silly, modern mania that surrounds us all. First we dig into the intense fervor surrounding recent comments by the always controversial Elon Musk. After the break we dig into the recent explosion of Dogeclones and how Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin probably picked the least-worst option available. Prefer to listen as a Podcast? This time on Speaking of Bitcoin, hosts Andreas M. Levine revisit Bitcoin's upcoming multi-part "taproot" upgrade.

We discuss the speedy trial required for activation, the power dynamics making change challenging for the seemingly popular upgrade. This time on Speaking of Bitcoin, correspondent George Frankly presents his second installment in the Dare to be Stupid series.

This time hosts Stephanie Murphy, Andreas M. Levine discuss the modern manias and what they could mean for our future. This is both the first and the last episode in our series on NFTs - Recorded on March 11th, the day of the Beeple sale which we learned was a 'signaling event' during our conversation with MetaKovan, you'll hear the hosts react and explore recent events in real time.

This time we discuss the B. In this episode we're taking a break from the craziness of and traveling back to a simpler time, the summer of How would it even work? We discuss. What Can I Do? Antonopoulos and Adam B. Simply by existing, Bitcoin provides an unstoppable alternative to regional currency monopolies. This long-in-the-works, multi-part bitcoin improvement proposal is nearing deployment but will likely take years to fully manifest in the wallets and applications we use.

In this episode, we dig into the meaning and implications of the upgrades major componants in an easy to understand way and then go into the technical explanation to provide you with all the technical details as well. In this special episode, tune in to Speaking of Bitcoin's first correspondent segment with George Frankly. We'll be back with full length episodes next week and segments from George and a growing roster of topic specific correspondents will start popping up in the middle or end of our shows in the near future.

Let us know what you think! The recently proposed, much commented attempt to extend rules which govern how banks must report on their customers would apply to companies like CoinBase plus a whole lot more. Interested in sponsoring Speaking of Bitcoin? Send an email to Sponsors SpeakingofBitcoin. To learn more, donate or otherwise support their work, visit CoinCenter.

On this episode of Speaking of Bitcoin, passions run hot as the hosts dig into the events and significance surrounding Gamestop, Wall Street Bets and the growing sense of outrage as perceptions of lawlessness go mainstream. What bitcoin fixes, what decentralized finance fixes is not inequality, what it fixes is that wealth and access and power do not give you the ability to change the rules in the middle of the game.

And that, on its own, is revolutionary. On today's episode of Speaking of Bitcoin, join hosts Adam B. This episode was recorded on January 9th, and features music by Jared Rubens with editing by Jonas. In this episode of Speaking of Bitcoin originally recorded in October, before our hiatus , join Adam B.

Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan as they dig into the critically important topic of transaction fees, the game theory that makes them work, eccentricities from one chain to another and more. A quick but comprehensive update on what's going on and what's changing with the show as we get closer to resuming full production in SOB Update Nov A quick update from Adam B. Levine on what's causing delays and when to expect new episodes. Happy Halloween!

Adam B. Upcoming Halloween Livestream Show. Levine provides a brief update on our upcoming halloween livestream episode and how you can participate or watch live. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, and Jonathan Mohan for a look at the past, present and future of global reserve currencies This episode is sponsored by Crypto.

But what a difference a decade can make, today there are thousands of cryptocurrencies, many created by enthusiasts who have ideas on how to make something even better than bitcoin, but also currencies that use some of the technology that makes Bitcoin so powerful, but which pairs it with the authority of a national government, like the Digital Yuan in China, the Digital Euro out of Brussels, or even a globe-spanning corporation with billions of customers like the Libra, backed by Facebook.

In this emerging picture, is bitcoin still interesting? First attempts at new technologies, even when successful at introducing a powerful new idea, are often not the ones which eventually succeeds in changing everything. And importantly, as the world changes and we get closer to something other than the dollar standard, where does bitcoin fit? This episode is sponsored by Crypto. Today there are thousands of projects and hundreds of articles written each day. There were days I was waking up to a hundred tabs that I was basically just reloading from the prior day You know, looking at Slack, Telegram, Twitter accounts, Discord, Reddit and dozens of publications online [ In this episode, we discuss the crypto-media landscape, AI training, the challenges around bias and un-biasing practices, potential impacts of the natural-language-generating algorithm known as GPT-3 and more.

As humans, we each have our own experiences and preferences which shape our viewpoint and our biases. Of course whether bias is good or bad depends a lot of your priorities. For Google, their past records did not match their future ambitions and so bias was a problem. There is no objective standard of what sounds best, only personal preferences. For an AI to assist an audio editor, it must be in tune with those preferences and be able to make decisions that are objectively correct for the person it is assisting.

This is much the same with AI assisted news curation. On this Speaking of Bitcoin episode, join hosts Adam B. If you think about it, this makes sense. Each blockchain creates a game with a distinct set of rules that need to be followed for the thing to work.

The assumption underlying all of these systems is that most of the people are going to be compelled by the offered rewards to follow the rules. But what is actually at risk? Tune in to find out. Photo by Hasan Almasi on Unsplash. This week Kraken Financial became the first crypto company to receive a banking charter under Wyoming's Special Purpose Depository Institution statute.

Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy. In the early days of Bitcoin, there were no rules, or at least none that people understood. The first batch of companies were focused entirely on functionality; Simply making things possible that before crypto had been impossible. In the aftermath of the collapse of first MTGox and then later TheDAO, it became obvious that rules did apply, or at least would moving forward.

But what wasn't very clear was how they'd apply as different regulatory bodies claimed authority in confusing and often conflicting ways. As law, if not order, came to the industry, much of crypto's first wave of US based exchanges were crushed as they struggled to get legal, a challenging task with different rules and unique compliance burdens for each state and territory they'd operate in.

New York famously introduced the Bitlicense, which in the five years since it's introduction has approved just 25 companies to operate in the U. On today's show Kraken Financial CEO David Kinitsky joins the discussion of just how much things have changed as Kraken becomes the first crypto company to receive a banking charter under Wyoming's Special Purpose Depository Institution statute. And more importantly, what happens next.

Episode Art by Doran Erickson on Unsplash. New Episodes Releasing as "Speaking of Bitcoin" for a while. Levine provides an update on why the show is temporarily changing its name while sorting out trademark confusion. Levine for an in-depth discussion on modern fundraising. You can find Chris Belcher Levine with music by Jared Rubens and FromEther. This episode was edited by Jonas and if you have any questions or comments, email adam ltbshow.

In this episode we'll discuss the philosophical differences behind recent turmoil over the supply of ETH, lessons to be learned from Zimbabwe's most recent bout of Hyperinflation and how the prevalence of Mobile Money impacts things this time around and more. This episode is running without sponsors and features a special update for long time listeners about the show's new name The Original Let's Talk Bitcoin Show and how you can help us orient for our next 8 years.

This episode is edited by Jonas and the album art features modified images from Jeremy Pagden and Alex Steyn, both of whom can be found on Unsplash. Join Adam B. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan for another wide-ranging discussion on the messy reality in which bitcoin and blockchains intersect real life.

For those of you who haven't already taken the time, please subscribe to the new show feed at ltbshow. We're changing up our distribution as the show gets ready for our next marathon of growth and we want to make sure you don't miss any episodes.

On this episode we discuss the significance of a recent, seemingly innocuous letter released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency The now-completed cycle of corporate adoption as a differentiator to the biggest countries and companies in the world getting involved out of fear their competitors will steal a march on them and more.

Shownotes: Caitlin's twitter thread twitter. Levine with editing by Jonas and music by Jared Rubens. E Bitcoin, Decentralization and the Twitpocolypse. In the aftermath of a major Twitter compromise that impacted a broad swathe of the largest, most influential accounts, join Andreas M.

Levine for a dive into the crazy series of events, what impact it has on bitcoin, decentralization and more. This episode is sponsored by eToro. Subscribe to Let's Talk Bitcoin! Email adam ltbshow. Let's Talk Bitcoin! Update July We've been recording new episodes, but you haven't seen them yet. In this special update, Let's Talk Bitcoin! Levine reveals what's up and when to expect new episodes.

Topics: For whom is the economy still working, and who is not being served? Why and how is Bitcoin disconnected from the current system? What role does speculation play in the story of bitcoin? Are we on track to make a difference? What IS a disruptive or revolutionary technology? Who or what is bitcoin potentially disrupting?

Does being part of the bitcoin community make you politically affiliated, or represent a distinct political viewpoint? The open source Lot49 protocol is another layer on top of lightning that Richard says is necessary to make it work at scale while using mesh devices as an extremely low-bandwidth TOR-like privacy layer. Levine and Richard Myers. Photo by Josep Castells on Unsplash. Let's talk Bitcoin! The episode is sponsored by eToro.

Levine, Jonathan Mohan and Stephanie Murpy for an in-depth discussion about the ups and downs, the good and the bad about being your own bank in the modern world of Bitcoin. The powerful idea and meme at the core of Bitcoin self-sovereignty is incredibly empowering but has an unspoken element that requires persistent competence and at least for some makes it more trouble than it's worth. As the world reels from the response to COVID and disorder seems the trend on the rise, we discuss how although Bitcoin makes it possible for anyone to be their own bank, who actually wants the constant vigilance and anxiety that goes along with it?

And what happens when things go wrong and there's no-one to blame but ourselves? There is tremendous luxury in having institutions that at least appear to be stable over some period of time where you don't need to worry about the details of how they work and what happens under failure conditions.

That luxury is pretty concentrated in just a few places in the world and at some point you can't afford that luxury of apathy. Antonopoulos, LTB! Photo by Pathdoc on Shutterstock. The rallying cry of the totalitarian is "He farted first", but if both systems have produced similar outcomes, is there much of a difference? Inspired by a recent article in the Atlantic, in today's wide-ranging discussion the hosts of Let's Talk Bitcoin!

The squeaky wheel of child pornography gets the attention, the much more insidious problem of silencing certain voices, or giving preference to other voices. Common carriers vs. What kind of side effects does the solution have? A dictatorship of the mind is far more effective than a dictatorship of violence. Avoiding totalitarian controls means missing opportunities presented by big would-be platforms.

Government surveillance vs. And a lot more Only room for 4, Characters on Anchor. Photo by Sebastiaan Stam on Unsplash. Although some believe bitcoin mining is a wasteful activity, on today's show we dig into the relative world of constant fuel production, lumpy demand and bitcoin based load balancing. After years of bitcoin mining domination by china-based miners, some US power producers, both professional and incidental, are beginning to get into the game as a way to be more green. It's a narrative reversal if ever we've seen one and if proven successful by the early players could change the bitcoin mining landscape as we know it.

But even without a "Green Bitcoin" narrative in the US, one of China's two major mining advantages has evaporated as Moores Law stretches out the useful lifespan of modern bitcoin miners hardware. Correction: Before installing miners, Greenidge Generation previously shut down during off-peak season, during the episode Adam incorrectly stated that it previously shut down during off-peak hours.

Today's episode features Andreas M. Today's show is edited by Jonas, and sponsored by eToro. In a time of increasing censorship aimed towards protecting us, is truly private messaging possible? Why are we using "data driven" approaches when we know the data is wrong?

On today's show we've got a pair of interviews for you. First we speak with John Cantrell, the author of Juggernaut, a new messaging layer 3 application being built on top of layer 2 lightning network, which is itself built on top of layer one bitcoin. It's a lot of layers, but as a technological concept currently in beta it's a fascinating project, and we talk about it.

Alex is one of my favorite returning guests, with his global human rights focused work taking him to some of the most interesting and most oppressed places around the world "What's interesting is that citizen journalists I know in Taiwan have pressed the government on this and they've gone to parliament and it's all on record, and they've said 'Have these Only in one case was this sort of mass surveillance approach been useful', so they've actually been honest with the people But at the end of the day it does teach us that even the most progressive governments are going to be lured by the sirens call of using surveillance to tackle problems.

In Today's discussion we'll briefly talk about some of the knock-on, or second order affects which the coronavirus disruption is having on our world today, and which may continue into the future. Then for the meat of the show we'll dig into specific areas where bitcoin could, or perhaps is being improved with the creator of one of the most impactful peer to peer technologies in the world today.

This episode was sponsored by eToro. Today's show featured Bram Cohen, Andreas M. Levine with editing by Jonas. In the aftermath of the so-called "Black Thursday" crash from several weeks ago, MakerDAO's "DAI" ethereum backed dollar pegged stablecoin came untethered and was, for a time at least, functionally insolvent. In the aftermath, holders of the MKR token which allows holders to participate in governance decisions opted to do a couple of things, including adding the centralized stablecoin USDC to the list of acceptable collateral, which drew both condemnations mostly around centralized risk being added to the system and praise for making the system more robust against sudden ETH collateral price crashes.

And now most recently, the Maker Foundation which had held some centralized control over the protocol completed their long-planned exit with all authorities now transferred to the holders of MKR tokens, removing both a point of control which had been used as a safety check and a point of risk in that centralized control can be co-opted and used to disrupt a system as we've seen in other examples. How does decentralized finance differ from traditional banking?

Smart contract risks, consensus risks, systemic risks and response time risks Sponsors: eToro. Recapitalizing the system by diluting MKR governance stakeholders Even with bugs, market mechanisms to fill the solvency hole seemed to work better than government bailout equivalents. Completing the transition from foundation-overseen to full tokenized governance. Decentralization transition - A necessary step or a natural one? Single collateral vs. Multi-collateral stablecoins Why would a decentralized stablecoin want to allow a centralized stablecoin for collateral?

External political risks vs. How does DeFi stablecoin insurance work? From Boeing to bitcoin in this week's discussion we're talking about our disrupted reality, the politically expedient path forward, why it almost certainly won't work, the alternatives to it, what this means for bitcoin and what you can do to help.

This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin is sponsored by eToro. If you're a skilled audio editor with deep crypto knowledge consider applying for CoinDesk's Deputy Podcasts Editor role This week on Let's Talk Bitcoin we're discussing the coming bailout-everything regime in a topic that's both extremely timely but is also what originally forced many long-term bitcoin enthusiasts to learn about money and become interested in cryptocurrency in the first place.

As much of the world on an almost uniform and bipartisan basis shuts down to slow the spread of COVID19 and prepares to bail out first financial markets and now basically everything that can't work on a fully remote basis, we're talking about crisis, bailouts, the limits of monetary policy and the real possibility that it's not a straw that breaks the back of our money but rather the whole world suddenly jumping on.

On today's show we'll discuss: The growing bipartisan and global shutdown then bailout everything movement The alternative to the bailout path we're on The inability of even extraordinary monetary policy to resolve these issues and the markets growing cognitive dissonance The revival of the "system is breaking and when it does we'll need something new that doesn't share the same problems of being vulnerable to politically expedient over-reactions" narrative that, frankly, drove my initial interest in bitcoin in the first place.

Some of the CoronaEfforts we've heard about so far and how you can help And much more in this wide-ranging discussion Today's episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! Photo by Tim Foster on Unsplash. On today's podcast we're joined by early investor and entrepreneur David Johnston to discuss: A new "consensus based" alternative to "reserve based", "game theory based", or trusted oracle based Stablecoins The growing relevance of DeFi even for those who aren't using it Johnston's Law six years later, how far we've come and real reasons for optimism on the decentralized evolution of everything.

Levine Today's episode was produced by Adam B. Earlier this week the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss Coronavirus and its potential impacts or disruptions to the decentralized world of bitcoin. On today's podcast we discuss Coronavirus and: The bitcoin mining industry and the slowing rate of hash-rate increases in the run-up to the halving Safe haven, uncorrelated and risk asset narratives as the price of bitcoin bounces defies expectations The potential for shifts in how society thinks about money in the wake of a highly transmissible global disease Plus a brief primer on virus families skip to 13 minutes for blockchain only content if you're already up to speed Later, we hear from correspondent George Ettinger about the indications of a "Dumb Currency Singularity" taking place at the IRS right now also presented in full text below.

This episode featured Stephanie Murphy, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, George Ettinger and Adam B. Levine, edited by Adam B. Levine with music provided by Jared Rubens and Adam B. The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Show gathered to discuss catalysts and CEOS in the world of blockchain projects, the organizational and organic structures of decentralization and to wonder whether crypto even needs Satoshi-like catalysts now that the fire of blockchain burns bright.

Episode Sponsors: Brave. While the battlefield is different, the insight is perhaps even more relevant to the world of blockchain projects, their decentralized origins and ambitions. Want more? Catch up on 7 years of Let's Talk Bitcoin! Levine for a hot minute. Today's episode was produced by Adam B. Would you like to Sponsor a future episode of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! With the price of bitcoin headed up again, the idea of blockchains and digital currencies has never been more palatable to the mainstream.

We've seen this cycle before, but could this time be different? This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! Today's discussion features: Andreas M. Antonopoulos Stephanie Murphy Adam B. This week the hosts of LTB! If passed, it would take effect in the tax year. Link - H. Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang wants to Clarify the tax implications of owning, selling, and trading digital assets.

Yang says clear policy will allow businesses to invest and innovate in the area without fear of a regulatory shift. Link - Yang Later on, we'll dig into the "why" of scams as we begin a longer conversation on the topic. Three main points on scams: Ponzi schemes thrive in disrupted spaces with uncertainty, poor credentialing, and poorly understood complexity The crypto currency space has these attributes The underlying appeal of ponzi scams and bitcoin comes from the mythology of redemption, getting something from nothing, the genie in the bottle, etc Links: How MLMs Use the Psychology of Influence The Cult Psychology Behind MLMs This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin!

It featured discussion by Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy, and Jonathan Mohan. Just kidding… He shares his thoughts on the recently released Libra whitepaper, as part of a permissioned blockchain project spearheaded by Facebook. In a previous episode, he talked about how some venture capitalists are monkeying around by downplaying the killer applications of open blockchains in favor of… bananas.

Now he makes us wonder whether Libra will even survive to become a production network. Is Silicon Valley coming for banking? Antonopoulos, with a little narration by Stephanie Murphy and Adam B. Levine, as well as the live crowd and that guy with the great laugh about three quarters through.

Check out new episodes every week on Unscrypted, or just head over to aantonop. Email me at adam ltbshow. Earlier this week, the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss Lightning Network technology and two innovative approaches at the wallet level which simplify the new-user experience at a tangible, but seemingly minimal cost. In today's podcast we zero in on the challenge of "Channel Management", an until-recently-mandatory and manually-managed part of connecting to and utilizing the still-nascent Lightning Network.

A little context: The way Andreas someone already using Lightning sends a payment to Stephanie through Lightning is either through a direct channel to her or through a route of hops that can eventually reach Stephanie. But if a user is brand new to the Lightning network, how do they go about receiving their first payment?

When Stephanie, a new user of Phoenix wants to be paid by Andreas, she will create an invoice on her phone, just like any other wallet. Andreas will then scan that QR code, send the payment, and it will look just like any other Lightning transaction to Andreas. If Stephanie currently has channels open with enough inbound capacity - Then it will complete successfully. But what happens when there is not enough inbound capacity, or no channels at all?

This is where Phoenix differs. Phoenix wallet offers no channel management to the end user, it is all done under the hood. This comes at a cost though, 0. Show gathered to discuss decentralization in blockchain projects, the historical context of decentralized organizations, the robustness it conveys but also the difficulties it engenders. On today's podcast we apply concepts and stories from "The Spider and the Starfish: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations", a formational book on pre-blockchain decentralization written in the early 's, as the centralized US military struggled to effectively dispatch a much smaller decentralized force in Afghanistan.

Later, we discuss the similarities between decentralized organizations and the Buddha's concept of self. Later, we'll discuss how AI and lawyers have more in common than you'd think, and what kind of protections we may need as autonomous agents become ubiquitous.

Music for today's episode was provided by Jared Rubens, and general fuzz, with editing by Jonas. Hey folks, Adam B. Levine here with a brief update on LTB!. With dawning, we're coming up on year 8 of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! In the early days we did a lot of interviews, but with the commercialization of the space, then ICOs, and now a world where there are literally thousands of blockchain projects hoping to strike it rich, we quickly became uncomfortable as the original nerd-money with its idealists became the world of pitches and marketers.

Without many interviews, as the years passed the show has become more inward-looking, as we explored our personal passions and perspectives. Perspective and personal context are arguably the thing I think is most important about what the show is, and what it's good at doing, and we'd like to build on that this year. So in , we want to do something a little different, and add more perspectives to the show without adding more permanent hosts.

We're looking for up to four listeners to join the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Junior producers will be asked to write up and send in a monthly report of the most important, most under-appreciated, most misunderstood, or other such personal judgments about the world of crypto. You'll also be asked to join me on a monthly call to discuss your report, and make sure I understand your perspectives correctly.

All told, for the right candidate, this work and follow-up meeting should take no longer than five hours per month. And this is a paid role. To apply, send an email to Adam ltbshow. On Today's episode of let's talk bitcoin, we're listening to echoes of the past. In the midst of the biggest bubble yet, finding ourselves in the "then they laugh at you" phase, and with the china narrative rising for the first time as trade volumes overtook the rest of the world, I was joined by Stephanie Murphy and Andreas M.

Bitingly funny and still one of the easiest ways to accurately explain how blockchains and tokens work without the need for technology at all, even if you know this story you'll learn a thing or two, at least I did. This episode is sponsored by Brave. How can public blockchains have privacy? LTB Dec 8, On today's show, we discuss the idea of true privacy on public, transparent blockchains and some of the ways it's working or not in Bitcoin or related projects right now.

Select Shownotes: How can public blockchains have privacy? The decreasing cost of passive surveillance MimbleWimble research Attack, Developer Response, and Alternative Implementation Response Gossip Protocols and The Stasi Model Skin in the game with Proof of Work The moving target and the arms race Obscuring origins and game theory security Breaking links with lightning and other layer-2s Adversarial relationships are economic in nature Attacks in theory vs.

Researchers, cryptographers and state level actors and more On this show, we basically talk about everything other than the price. Visit LTBShow. Episode How can public blockchains have privacy Credits: Sponsors - Brave. On this week's episode…. Episode Credits: Sponsors - Edge. Levine Editors - Jonas - Adam B.

In today's episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! Update Season 2 Coming Soon! Levine provides a brief update. LTB Why? That's the last thing that got us out of the last emergency and then people will finally realize they got nothing left. Robert Murphy for an in-depth conversation about reserve currency transitions, statistics, economics, and why things are the way they are.

Levine, with music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz. This episode was sponsored by Edge. Levine sits down with William K. Credits Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! Today's episode featured William K. Santiago and Adam B. Levine, with music by Jared Rubens. This episode was too short for me to want to add sponsor time, but a big thanks to Purse.

Any questions or comments? On Today's Episode, Andreas M. Levine are back with part two of our recent live show recorded at BTC in front of a live studio audience. Enjoy the show! The truth is on a daily basis, every single miner in the industry looks at six or seven different factors: the efficiency of their mining equipment, the price of electricity in their local fiat, the cost of their operation system, the current price of Bitcoin in fiat, the reward that's available as a block subsidy, the average amount of fees they can get, and the relative proportion of hashing power.

They decide based on all of these factors. Do I leave this specific machine on at its current efficiency, or do I turn it off, or do I point it to another coin? That happens every single day. So the shift between block subsidy and fees happened every single day since January 3rd and it continues to happen today. Sometimes, the capacity of the blockchain, the number of transactions that are in there, the value of the fees mean that it really attracts miners because there's a lot of fees to take.

Other times, the fees decrease, the number of transactions decreases, so they're now more reliant on block subsidy and then it swings back and forth and back and forth. It's gonna oscillate in that way all the way to Antonopoulos: I don't think Rootstock is putting smart contracts on Bitcoin. Rootstock is allowing you to use Bitcoin to pay for smart contracts on the Rootstock Drivechain, which you could theoretically do by shifting money into Ethereum.

In fact, recently I saw someone who had built a gateway that allowed you to make a Lightning payment that terminated in an Ethereum contract. So there's many ways to bridge different blockchains together. Quite honestly, I don't think we should be doing smart contracts on Bitcoin.

Bitcoin doesn't do smart contracts, and it doesn't do smart contracts because it does security. That's not a trade-off I think is worth doing. It's much better to leave that to a chain that has a much more experimental culture and can take bigger risks.

As to whether we can do smart contracts, that's not a binary question; it's a question of value. Looking back on the effect of the Silk Road on public perception of cryptocurrencies, he warns the Ethereum community that they will soon need to reconcile diverse legal jurisdictions, and make an ethical decision about whether they will build "won't" or "can't" governance systems. What is the unstoppable code worth running?

Sound engineering by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. In the last episode, he talked about the importance of investment in education as our best hope. Now he focuses on the financial blockade against WikiLeaks and who the banks truly serve, while trying to leave us none the wiser and with no other choices. What happens when money stops working? Why is censorship resistance one of Bitcoin's most valuable characteristics? What possibilities lay in store with a global, voluntary financial system?

Unlike speculating on a basket of crypto-assets and tokens, investing in skills is permanent, transferable across chains, and empowering. A brilliant mind. Thanks for publishing these freely. What a gift. Andreas has a talent for getting people excited about technology. He was an early adopter of Bitcoin, knows way more than the average user, and he has a knack for clever analogies and anecdotes. He is one of the best public speakers in the industry and one of the few Podcasters whose episodes I will listen to multiple times.

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He is a host on the Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast and a teaching fellow for the M. Digital Currencies at the University of Nicosia. As a partner at Nemertes Research, Antonopoulos researched computer security, stating that the greatest threat to computer security was not experienced hackers, but overly complex systems that resulted from rapid change in business.

In Antonopoulos became enamored with bitcoin. He eventually abandoned his job as a freelance consultant and started speaking at conferences about bitcoin, consulting for startups, and writing articles free of charge. According to his podcast, Antonopoulos is a consultant on several bitcoin-related startups.

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