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In this talk, Andreas Antonopoulos recounts the history of Bitcoin and what it represents, building upon all the stories we’ve been told over the centuries about what “money” is, how we perceive its value, and why the old answers have changed as we adjust to this new world of digital peer-to-peer currencies. He also discusses global threats to economic stability and trust in the financial system, including demonetisation and wealth destruction through inflation.

Andreas Antonopoulos is a technologist, entrepreneur & network specialist who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in Bitcoin. With the ability to pick apart complex topics and make them understandable for most he tours the world opening peoples mind. Andreas is also the author of “Mastering Bitcoin” a book that many says is the best technical guide to Bitcoin existing today.

Bitcoin is a Cryptocurrency that was released back in 2009 by pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks, managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. The network is maintained by the miners that in return get rewarded with the currency. Bitcoin is open-source and its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin and everyone can take part. Through many of its unique properties, Bitcoin allows exciting uses that could not be covered by any of the older previous payment system like cash, cheque or credit cards.

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