Episode 7: Money as a System of Control
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.
In “Money as a System of Control,”Andreas reviews the three functions of money that you may remember from your first introduction to economics: store of value (SoV), medium of Exchange (MoE), and unit of Account (UoA). But what if there is actually a fourth use of money which subordinates all the other functions? In the last episode, he prompted you to think about whether you really understand what money is; now he prompts you to question whether the money in your bank account is really yours. He also argues that our monetary systems have become an extrajudicial tool of state actors to exert political influence over large populations, where freedom of speech and association can be snuffed at the bank.
This talk took place on September 12th 2017 at the Advanced Digital Innovation Summit in Vancouver, Canada.
This series is called ‘Unscrypted’ for a reason: all of Andreas’ talks are performed without slides or notes. You can find any necessary corrections and clarifications in the podcast description.
Credits: The narration for this episode was done by Stephanie Murphy. Production support from Erica and Jessica. Video editing by Adrian Tano. Sound editing by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.
“Money as a System of Control” – https://youtu.be/FyK4P7ZdOK8
- “Introduction to Bitcoin” – https://aantonop.com/introduction-to-bitcoin/
- “The Stories We Tell About Money” – https://aantonop.com/the-stories-we-tell-about-money/
- “Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies” – https://aantonop.com/forkology/
- “Streaming Money” – https://aantonop.com/streaming-money/
- “The Currency Wars” – https://aantonop.com/the-currency-wars/
- “Escaping the Global Banking Cartel” – https://aantonop.com/escaping-the-global-banking-cartel/
“Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance” – https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/
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