Interview: “The Bitcoin Protocol”

Interview: “The Bitcoin Protocol”



In this interview, Andreas answers questions about Bitcoin’s development into a secure, borderless system that is already influencing geopolitical relations and decision-making, and why the banks’ attempt to offer “blockchains in a bottle” is mostly a re-run of the boring and isolated intranets failing to compete against the innovation of the open internet.

0:17 – What is the potential for bitcoin to address financial inclusion?
1:58 – What will bitcoin’s impact be on countries like Greece, Cyprus, Argentina, Venezuela, and China?
4:36 – How does Bitcoin’s consensus algorithm and architecture determine its properties?
6:44 – Is Bitcoin a success story in terms of decentralisation?
7:54 – Is Bitcoin’s governance system efficient? Is inefficiency bad?
9:20 – What are the most interesting upcoming developments? Technical: Time-based scripts, Segregated Witness, Schnorr signatures, Lightning Network, etc. Social: remittances, cross-border payments
14:10 – What big challenge does Bitcoin face in the next few years?
15:46 – What kind of regulations should we expect in the next few years? Who / what will be the focus or target?
18:17 – What is your advice for developers interested in Bitcoin, Ethereum, or blockchains in general?
19:12 – Is the blockchain the most interesting part of Bitcoin?
21:47 – Do big banks and other financial companies really need blockchains?
24:44 – Why are open blockchains more innovative?

This interview with Vidal Chriqui, “Le protocole Bitcoin,” took place in October 2016 during the Merkle Conference in Paris, France: http://www.merkleconference.com/

Watch my talk from the event: https://youtu.be/SVdIbtWPYw4

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Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop
Website: https://antonopoulos.com/

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.

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

[NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042

[NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388

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