Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank for Everyone's Pocket by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

in syndication •  3 years ago 

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"In this talk, Andreas examines the morality of technology and the politics of fear, including former President Barack Obama's infamous statement that broad adoption of cryptography and cryptocurrencies would be like having "a Swiss bank account your pocket." He argues that the same fear mongering is being used to target journalists and whistleblowers who use these same tools to expose war crimes.

"This talk was delivered on June 23rd 2019 for the Bitcoin Association Switzerland's meetup in Zürich, Switzerland:"

Syndicator's Note:

This is one of my favorite talks that Andreas has given. The idea of having a swiss bank in your pocket is incredible. The future is clearly moving toward not just decentralization, but also privacy of data and transaction capabilities. Having a swiss bank in your pocket means being able to transact in a borderless, free and near fee-less manner.

...Originally Posted on Andreas's Official YouTube Channel

Author Bio:

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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. He is the author of 'Mastering Bitcoin,' 'The Internet of Money' series, and 'Mastering Ethereum.'"

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Steem Account Status: Claimed

Andreas created a Steem account a while back (February 2018) but has not posted regularly on the blockchain.

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Andreas also put out a tweet back in February, 2018 confirming his ownership of the @aantonop Steem account.

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