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Decentralize This! — Episode 31: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Libra, Governments, and Other Threats to Decentralization
“The public at large at first saw this as, ‘Oh okay, now bitcoin’s done, because Facebook can do it bigger, faster, better,’ not understanding the differentiators. This is actually an opportunity to differentiate, because these pretenders can’t do what bitcoin does.”
— Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Andreas is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. In 2014, he wrote the one of the foundational books of the blockchain space, Mastering Bitcoin. He is also the author of The Internet of Money as well as his most recent book, Mastering Ethereum. He is widely respected in the blockchain space for not only his knowledge and ceaseless curiosity about decentralized technologies, but also for his extreme generosity in teaching others.
On Decentralize This!, we feature guests from around the blockchain and decentralization space. By taking a closer look at what prominent people are building and thinking about, we hope to find new ways to work together on creating solutions and getting these new technologies adopted at scale.
On this wide-ranging episode, Andreas talks about how the public’s perception of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies has shifted in the last decade, how Libra and centralized digital currencies will affect open blockchains (as well as our human rights), and how people inside and outside the decentralization space can and should work together to fight these growing threats.
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