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Bitcoin Q&A: First-movers and predicting adoption trends

By domaing4 0 Comment March 14, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rhcgIVzWOs What are the incentives for founders of protocols and first-mover advantage? Why is the user experience design of ATMs important? What are Bitcoin's biggest obstacles to success? Why is predicting adoption trends hard? These questions are from the community event at Paseo la Plaza in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which took place on January 29th […]

Bitcoin Q&A: Taxation and failed societies

By domaing4 0 Comment March 12, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xspdlOtBjcE Will cryptocurrencies make taxation harder? Do countries with large, strict tax requirements actually prevent tax evasion? Why would people not want to pay taxes? This is part of a talk which took place on January 29th 2019 as part of a community event at Paseo la Plaza in Buenos Aires, Argentina: https://antonopoulos.com/event/buenos-aires-event/ If you […]

Crypto-Winter to the North, Crypto-Summer to the South

By domaing4 0 Comment March 10, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wqAw9onTrM Welcome to the premiere! It begins at 9am PST / 12 noon EST / 5pm GMT, etc. In this talk, Andreas takes note of the difference in perspective between those in the northern vs. southern hemispheres regarding the current state of Bitcoin and the broader cryptocurrency market. Then he addresses the question about what […]

Bitcoin Q&A: What is the Halvening?

By domaing4 0 Comment March 7, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idd3Zy98lsM What is the Halvening and why does it happen every four years? What will be the long-term trends in Bitcoin as the block reward gets smaller? Is the Halvening important in terms of the market activity? If you would like to see a countdown to the next Halvening, check out the Bitcoin clock: https://www.bitcoinclock.com/ […]

Bitcoin Q&A: Assumptions of centralized architectures

By domaing4 0 Comment March 5, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0i-Z5-RbNs Will tech titans join open-source? Will they adapt or break up? Statism and centralization often operate on the same assumptions about human nature. Are centralized architectures necessarily bad? How should we use the power of voice versus exit? For more on decentralized identity, see: "Let's Talk Bitcoin! #386 Decentralized Identity and Pairwise Identifiers" – […]

Bitcoin Q&A: Privacy experimentation and the luxury of laziness

By domaing4 0 Comment March 2, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GoPRNFr2YQ Can you give us an update on Schnorr, Taproot, Graftroot, MAST, and script validation? [Note: This summary is from December.] https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2018-December/016556.html CORRECTION: While he was quoting Rusty Russell, the post I mentioned at 0:14 was written by another Bitcoin Core contributor, Anthony Towns. What are your thoughts on privacy and fungibility in Bitcoin? We […]

Bitcoin Q&A: State-sponsored digital currencies and trust minimization

By domaing4 0 Comment February 28, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSpFbg7jlDw Should we have state-sponsored digital currencies, like the petro in Venezuela? Will cash be eradicated? Can cryptocurrencies support local and regional cooperatives, especially in credit lending? What does trust minimization really mean? This is part of a talk which took place on January 29th 2019 as part of a community event at Paseo la […]

Bitcoin Q&A: How does the Blockstream satellite work?

By domaing4 0 Comment February 26, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1GxxlqRkKQ How does the Blockstream satellite project work? What do you need in order to participate? What is it useful for? Let me bring your science fiction imagination back down to earth… This question is from the January monthly subscriber session, which took place on January 26th 2019. If you want early-access to talks and […]

Bitcoin Q&A: What is rendezvous routing?

By domaing4 0 Comment February 22, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnDiJJoPESo What is rendezvous routing? Has the Lightning Network "figured out" routing yet? How far along is it in development? More about rendezvous routing: https://www.mail-archive.com/lightning-dev@lists.linuxfoundation.org/msg00761.html This question is from the January monthly subscriber session, which took place on January 26th 2019. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly […]

Bitcoin Q&A: Sidechains and the security model

By domaing4 0 Comment February 20, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md-wze_56Aw What is the Liquid sidechain? Does it compete with XRP / Ripple? Do sidechains inherit security properties of the blockchain they are connected to? Have sidechains been overshadowed by Ethereum in terms of smart contracts? These questions are from the MOOC 10.6 session, and the October and November monthly subscriber Q&A sessions, which took […]