What is mining? Does it work as a business model? Mining – particularly regarding proof-of-work cryptocurrencies like bitcoin – provides industrial infrastructure via special purpose, high performance computing with application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to ensure security of the network. But the media don’t describe it like that, because talking about the “dark web” gets more clicks and sells newspapers. The early internet was also described as an obscure technology only for geeks and criminals. People are afraid of change and we’re still in the early days of cryptocurrencies.
This talk took place at the Internet Days (“Internetdagarna”) conference during November 20-21st 2017 at the Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm, Sweden: https://antonopoulos.com/event/the-internet-days-stockholm-sweden/
What is the role of nodes? – https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ
Lightning, full nodes, and miners – https://youtu.be/dlJG4OHdJzs
Solar energy and mining in space – https://youtu.be/cusakcpa8AM
Why I earn bitcoins instead of buying them – https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY
The end of mining centralisation – https://youtu.be/2-fUosBOu58
Why has mining centralised in China? – https://youtu.be/8iyOKlzEe-0
Is the centralisation of mining in China a problem? – https://youtu.be/GGwHIHBsjbU
Will hardware advancements help re-decentralise mining? – https://youtu.be/BuqZvdA08JE
The Halvening 2016 – https://youtu.be/tMP-24ej81w
Could a state-sponsored 51% attack work? – https://youtu.be/KUd8ZGgm6Qo
Will governments ban cryptocurrencies? – https://youtu.be/LIQkuF_I5Xo
Migrating to post-quantum cryptography – https://youtu.be/dkXKpMku5QY
Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling – https://youtu.be/zxt-FLzZPhg
Bitmain and the ASICBoost allegations – https://youtu.be/t6jJDD2Aj8k
Is Bitcoin a democracy? – https://youtu.be/TC3Hq76UT5g
Decentralization and the Architecture of Trust – https://youtu.be/wSRN8PUhHX0
Hardware, Software, Trustware – https://youtu.be/Etyjc1JdmFU
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