Episode 21: Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts.
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In “Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade,” Andreas recounts the origins of Bitcoin and the meaning of the message that was embedded forever in its genesis block. In the last episode, he talked about the importance of investment in education as our best hope. Now he focuses on the financial blockade against WikiLeaks and who the banks truly serve, while trying to leave us none the wiser and with no other choices. What happens when money stops working? Why is censorship resistance one of Bitcoin’s most valuable characteristics? What possibilities lay in store with a global, voluntary financial system?
This talk took place on August 6th 2018 at ‘The Internet of Money Tour’ at the Hilton Denver Inverness in Colorado.
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 engineering by Dimitris Angelidis of Sampi Media. Logo design by Davi Barker. The music is called “Unbounded” by Orfan.
“Bitcoin’s Origins and the Genesis Blockade” – https://youtu.be/cagoyF3WePo
“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/
“Money as a System of Control” – https://aantonop.com/money-as-a-system-of-control/
“Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance” – https://aantonop.com/worse-than-useless/
“Picking the Right Blockchain for the Job” – https://aantonop.com/picking-the-right-blockchain-for-the-job/
“Another Brick in the Firewall” – https://aantonop.com/another-brick-in-the-firewall/
“Universal Access to Basic Finance” – https://aantonop.com/universal-access-to-basic-finance/
“The Killer App: Bananas on the Blockchain?” – https://aantonop.com/the-killer-app-bananas-on-the-blockchain/
“Libre Not Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Project” – https://aantonop.com/libre-not-libra-facebooks-blockchain-project/
“Bitcoin: A Swiss Bank in Everyone’s Pocket” – https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-a-swiss-bank-in-everyones-pocket/
“Outside the Golden Cage of Banking” – https://aantonop.com/outside-the-golden-cage-of-banking/
“One of a Kind: Why Bitcoin is ‘The Next Bitcoin'” – https://aantonop.com/one-of-a-kind/
“Bitcoin, Payment Security, and Consumer Protection” – https://aantonop.com/bitcion-payment-security-and-consumer-protection/
“Bitcoin and the Banks: Five Stages of Grief” – https://aantonop.com/bitcoin-and-the-banks-five-stages-of-grief/
“Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat” – https://aantonop.com/bubble-boy-and-the-sewer-rat/
“Investing in Education Instead of Speculation” – https://aantonop.com/investing-in-education-instead-of-speculation/
“Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can’t and Won’t” – https://aantonop.com/unstoppable-code-the-difference-between-cant-and-wont/
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