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Jan 15, 2017

Andreas Antonopoulos is a Greek California-based information security expert, tech-entrepreneur and author. He is a host on the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast and a teaching fellow for the master in science Digital Currencies at the University of Nicosia. 



00:00 Trailer.

02:28 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.

06:37 Brian’s Introduction.

07:14 Unprecedented worldwide crisis in Central Banking system.

16:47 Andreas explains Bitcoin and why people find it advantageous to use.

22:07 Why companies and banks choose whether or not to use Bitcoin.

24:34 How Bitcoin can be a currency of choice for an internet generation.

29:08 Is my Mom ever going to use Bitcoin?

31:30 A fragile edifice, full of corruption, threatening global economy.

35:16 Is Donald Trump going to “drain the swamp”?

41:29 Bitcoin is not slow jazz: its punk rock. Deal with it.

46:57 Bitcoin scaling up block size.

48:49 Who is Satoshi Nakamoto and does it even matter?

50:23 Other cryptocurrencies besides Bitcoin.

52:39 What happened to Etherium.

54:50 Black markets and why the media associates Bitcoin with them.

1:00:46 Concern around people’s privacy, security and surveillance.

1:06:45 Terrorists and criminals not impeded from transferring large amounts of cash.

1:09:34 Most people do not assume they need privacy.

1:11:31 How to make people aware of the need to keep state and money separate.

1:14:38 Cryptocurrency technology as money is about human rights.

1:16:54 What Andreas has learned from frequent travel around the world.

1:20:37 Discovering Bitcoin blew Andreas’ mind.

1:22:19 Mission to explain Bitcoin to the world.

1:26:26 Personal safety necessitates maintaining his privacy and security.

1:28:54 What people should do who want to explore more about Bitcoin.

1:35:40 Andreas’ biggest challenge for the coming year.

1:37:05 How Andreas made the decision to not have a home base.

1;40;29 Success secrets.

1:40:49 People across the world struggling with situations they cannot control.

1:43:59 Phone call to the 20 year old Andreas.

1:46:49 Best advice ever received.

1:49:10 Advice to 20 year old watching.

1:51:55 Brian’s summing up.