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The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?

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In this talk, Andreas points to the killer apps in the open blockchainA blockchain is a digital ledger of transactions that works from a decentralized network.A blockchain is a digital ledger of transactions that works from a decentralized network.Learn more ecosystem: sound money and governance. He also addresses arguments by finance tycoons that they “don’t need cryptocurrencies” as fundamentally elitist, failing to consider the broader needs of the other six billion (or even their butlers).

This talk was delivered for the Coinscrum meetup on June 13th 2019 at Monzo Bank HQ in London.

0:00 Introduction
3:52 What is the killer app of bitcoin?
8:16 What do we do on the blockchain?
9:48 What is the important application?
10:40 Privacy and security
14:03 Bitcoin and Ethereum
16:02 What is the killer app of Ethereum?
17:44 Learning from failure
21:16 Startups
25:08 You can’t be a jack of all trades
26:48 The privileged
29:03 We have to lay strong foundations
33:15 Will transaction fees ever be $100, as price increases?
39:09 Does proof-of-work pollute the planet?
41:48 Are you concerned about Facebook’s GlobalCoin?
48:58 Are SegWit and Lightning the best scaling solution?
53:42 Will the U.S. or U.K. ban Bitcoin? What will happen?
57:23 To what extent do we have a right to financial privacy?

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

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