In this video entrepreneur and crytptocurrency expert Andreas Antonopoulos follows-up on “Currency Wars,” a talk he gave in 2016. A lot has changed but mostly in a worse direction than before. Currencies are at war with each other, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are getting banned, maligned, and dismissed even as they enjoy new highs in value.
New distractions like Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and corporate currencies (Libra/Diem) are trying to distract further from the simple truth: National currencies are sinking under a deluge of debt and even those at the top are beginning to get worried. Learn how to prepare your evacuation plan and help others too.
- 0:00 Introduction
- 1:37 The ship is sinking
- 2:20 Bitcoin then and now
- 3:17 Lifeboats are dangerous
- 7:23 A lot of the people who are heading for the lifeboats have no idea what’s going on
- 8:10 We are never in this together
- 14:14 The lower- and upper-class
- 19:00 When the ship sinks, anything that floats is a lifeboat
- 20:48 The great orange cruise ship lifeboat
- 25:44 They are trying to prohibit you from getting into the lifeboat
- 27:32 What do you need to do?
- 32:46 Conclusion and upcoming events
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a critically-acclaimed author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdotes, and historical precedent–effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology out of the abstract and into the real world.
In 2014, Antonopoulos authored the groundbreaking book, Mastering Bitcoin, widely considered to be the best technical guide ever written about the technology. His second book, The Internet of Money, unveiled the “why” of bitcoin–and became a bestseller on Amazon as did the follow up The Internet of Money Volume Two. His most recent book Mastering Ethereum, a technical guide to the Ethereum network, was published in late 2018. He is a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia, serves on the Oversight Committee for the Bitcoin Reference Rate at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and has appeared as an expert witness in hearings around the world, including the Australian Senate Banking Committee and the Canadian Senate Commerce, Banking and Finance Committee.
As an entrepreneur, Andreas has founded a number of bitcoin businesses and launched several community open-source projects. He serves as an advisor to several bitcoin and cryptocurrency companies. He is a widely published author of articles and blog posts on bitcoin, is a permanent host on the popular Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast and a frequent speaker at technology and security conferences and meetups worldwide.
All of Andreas’s talks are unscripted, engaging, truth-bombs that help us to see, understand, and explain crypto in a new way. Talks like these are part of what has made Andreas the go-to person for cryptocurrency and open blockchain education. Cryptocurrency explained in simple, relatable terms, with no corporate agenda, is one of the things Andreas is known for.