An academic lecture by Andreas M. Antonopoulos explaining the consensus algorithm, “Proof of Work”, used by bitcoin and many other blockchains. Andreas is a UCL alum.
This talk was presented in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science at University College London.
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Decentralised Globalisation –
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Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela –
Bitcoin as everyday currency –
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Why permissioned blockchains fail –
Protocol development security –
How to avoid re-creating systems of control –
Wallets, nodes, and monetary sovereignty –
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Will governments let privacy coins exist? –
Geopolitics and state-sponsored attacks –
Governance and social attack immunity –
Sanctions and censorship resistance –
State-sponsored digital currencies and trust minimization –
Taxation and failed societies –
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin.
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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:
Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN:
THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1:
THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2:
Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, ‘Internet del Dinero’ (v1) –
French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) –
Russian, ‘Интернет денег’ (v1) –
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Của Tiền Tệ’ (v1) –
MASTERING ETHEREUM (Q4):